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1940-2006 | 2015-2016

 

 

10 Shillings, (1940-55)

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Captain James Cook

Front: Captain James Cook (1728-1779), explorer

Back: Waitangi Treaty signing scene

 

1 Pound, (1940-55)

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Front: Captain James Cook (1728-1779), explorer

Back: The Endeavour at sea

 

5 Pounds, (1940-55)

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Front: Captain James Cook (1728-1779), explorer

Back: Lake Pukaki and Mt. Cook

 

Lake Pukaki and Mt. Cook

Lake Pukaki and Mt. Cook

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1 Dollar, (1977-81)

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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1960, age 34

Back: Pied fantail

 

Pied fantail

Pied fantail

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1 Dollar, (1989-92)

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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1977, age 51

Back: Pied fantail

 

Pied fantail

Pied fantail

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5 Dollars, (19)99 Polymer

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Front: Sir Edmund Hillary (1919-2008), New Zealand mountaineer and explorer

Back: Campbell Island scene showing the yellow-eyed penguin (hoiho), the sub-Antarctic lily, bull kelp and a daisy

 

yellow-eyed penguin

yellow-eyed penguin

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10 Dollars, (19)99 Polymer

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Front: Kate Sheppard (1848 - 1934), women's right activist

Back: Rare Blue Duck or Whio, an endangered species found in fast-flowing river habitats

 

Blue Duck

Blue Duck

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20 Dollars, (20)06 Polymer

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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1986, age 60

Back: Karearea (New Zealand falcon)

Courtesy noteshobby

 

New Zealand Falcon

New Zealand Falcon

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50 Dollars, (19)99 Polymer

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Front: Sir Apirina Ngata (1874-1950), activist

Back: Blue Wattled Crow (kokako), Pureora Forest, supplejack and sky-blue mushroom

Courtesy Steve Burke

 

Blue Wattled Crow

Blue Wattled Crow

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100 Dollars, (19)99 Polymer

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Front: Ernest, Lord Rutherford of Nelson (1871-1937), New Zealand's greatest scientist

Back: yellowhead (mohua), red beech, Eglinton Valley, and the South Island lichen moth

Courtesy Steve Burke

 

Yellowhead

yellowhead

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10 Dollars, (20)00 Polymer
Commemorates the new Millennium

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1940-2006 | 2015-2016

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New Zealand, a former British colony, was granted self-government in 1852 and full independent in 1947. It is a member of the British Commonwealth. The currency was changed from pounds to dollars in 1967. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on New Zealand.

 

 

 

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