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Heilala Flowers & King Tupou VI 5 Seniti Tonga Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (2018)

Heilala Flowers & King Tupou VI 5 Seniti Tonga Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (2018)

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Heilala Flowers & King Tupou VI 5 Seniti Tonga Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (2018)

Reverse: Heilala flowers
Lettering: 5 SENITI
HEILALA

Obverse: Portrait of King Tupou VI
Lettering: TUPOU VI
TONGA 2018

Features
Issuer Tonga
King ʻAhoʻeitu Tupou VI (2012-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 2018
Value 5 Seniti
0.05 TOP = 0.022 USD
Currency Paʻanga (1967-date)
Composition Nickel plated steel
Weight 2.3 g
Diameter 17 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 195839

WIkipedia:
Garcinia sessilis, known as heilala in Tongan, is an evergreen tree native to the Pacific regions of Solomon Islands, Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. The heilala flower is the national flower of Tonga.

Description
Garcinia sessilis grows to 4-20m, with a trunk diameter up to 30cm and abundant yellowish latex. Habitat ranges from dense or dry forest to the edges of mangrove swamps, from sea level to 1150m (in Fiji). The flower petals are from pink-tinged to carmine in colour. The fruits are yellowish-white to red at maturity with white pulp.

Uses
The heilala flower is considered the most chiefly of flowers in Tongan culture. It is prized for its fragrance and often used to make garlands or kahoa.

Heilala is traditionally used medicinally for morning sickness; as an eyewash; for skin rashes and stomach ache.

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Wikipedia:
ʻAhoʻeitu Tupou VI (Tongan: 'Aho‘eitu ʻUnuakiʻotonga Tukuʻaho; born 12 July 1959) is King of Tonga. He is the younger brother and successor of the late King George Tupou V. He was officially confirmed by his brother on 27 September 2006 as the heir presumptive to the Throne of Tonga, as his brother (a bachelor) had no legitimate children. He served as Tonga's High Commissioner to Australia, and resided in Canberra until the death of King George Tupou V on 18 March 2012, when ʻAhoʻeitu ʻUnuakiʻotonga Tukuʻaho became King of Tonga, with the regnal name ʻAhoʻeitu Tupou VI.

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