Tokelau is a territory made of three coral atolls in the South Pacific Ocean, north
of Samoa, east of Tuvalu and south of the Phoenix Islands. Tokelau has been administered
as a territory of New Zealand since 1926, and Tokelau natives are considered New
Zealand citizens. Tokelau has the smallest economy of any country on Earth. It sells
Internet domains under the .tk extension, which supplies 1/6 of their GDP. The only
way to travel to Tokelau is by a twice-monthly ship from Samoa.
Tokelau uses the New Zealand dollar as its currency, but the New Zealand Mint has
minted silver commemorative coins for the tiny island nation since 1978 to provide