This new series of notes features a common front design, though depicted in different colors on each denomination, including the new 50-dollar note. The backs pay homage to some of the larger of the 15 major islands that make up the country. The addition of a watermark and solid security thread makes these notes better protected against counterfeiting than the first series.
Front: Ship; shells; flowers; worshipers with church, cemetery, and palm trees. Back: Plant; map of islands; crab; two men with canoe; mangala kingfisher; ship; NGAPUTORU & MANGAIA banner.
Solid security thread.
Watermark: Sea turtle. Printer: THOMAS DE LA RUE AND COMPANY LIMITED. 150 x 75 mm.