1 Tālā Samoa - Malietoa Tanumafili II
250th Anniversary of Jacob Roggeveen's Discovery of Samoa
35 000 1972
Roggeveen first sailed down to the Falkland Islands (which he renamed "Belgia Australis"), passed through the Strait of Le Maire and continued south to beyond 60 degrees south to enter the Pacific Ocean. He made landfall near Valdivia, Chile. He visited the Juan Fernández Islands, where he spent 24 February to 17 March. The expedition later arrived at Easter Island (Rapa Nui) on Easter Sunday, 5 April 1722 . He then sailed to Batavia by way of the Tuamotu Archipelago, the Society Islands, and Samoa.