2 Dollars Elizabeth II

Features

Country New Zealand
Issuing bank Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1967-1981
Value 2 Dollars
2 NZD = 1.43 USD
Currency Dollar (1967-date)
Composition Paper
Size 145 × 70 mm
Shape Rectangular
References P# 164
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.

Obverse

The obverse features an engraving of Her Majesty the Queen adapted from a photograph by Anthony Buckley taken in 1960. The Queen is pictured wearing the Alexandra Kokoshnik tiara, George VI festoon necklace, and Queen Mary cluster earrings.

Chief Cashier signature at bottom centre.

Lettering:
THIS NOTE IS LEGAL TENDER FOR
TWO DOLLARS
RESERVE BANK OF NEW ZEALAND

Engraver: De La Rue

Reverse

The reverse feature flora and fauna of New Zealand. Representing the former is mistletoe, a small shrub that extracts the nutrients from a host tree. As for the latter, the rifleman, a small bird also known as the New Zealand wren, though is of no relation of the true wren.

Lettering:
TWO DOLLARS
RESERVE BANK OF NEW ZEALAND

Engraver: De La Rue

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1967-1968)  10% P#164a Signature: Fleming
ND (1967-1981)  0% P#164s Specimen
ND (1968-1975)  14% P#164b Signature: D. L. Wilks
ND (1974-1977)  5% Replacement; Signature of Knight; Prefix: 9Y1* or 192*
ND (1975-1977)  52% P#164c Signature: Knight; Prefix: 1L5 - 1Y9
ND (1977-1981)  29% P#164d Signature: Hardie

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this banknote. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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