On our drive out to the village we stopped in
Every person we approached had the same rection. They looked at the coin skeptically, not convinced it was real. Each time we went through the same spiel, showing them the “2 Kina” printed on the coin, and assuring them that if they read the Post-Courier they would see an official announcement about it. Everyone eventually smiled and accepted it, except for the potato lady (the one in pink in the first picture). She stubbornly refused to accept it, even after a large crowd had gathered, taking turns looking at the coin. Finally, one man told us to take the potatoes. He took the 2 kina coin and gave a 2 kina bill to the woman.