5 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 5 Dollars
5 NZD = 3.57 USD
Currency Dollar (1967-date)
Composition Paper
Size 150 × 75 mm
Shape Rectangular
References P# 165
  • 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 at bottom centre.

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

Engraver: De La Rue

Reverse

The reverse features flora and fauna of New Zealand. Representing the former is the kowhai, a flowering tree belonging to the legume family. As for the latter, the tui, a small bird of the Australasian honeyeater family, and one of two only found in New Zealand.

Lettering:
FIVE 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)  13% P#165a Signature: R.N. Fleming
ND (1967-1981)  0% P#165s Specimen
ND (1968-1975)  13% P#165b Signature: D. L. Wilks
ND (1974-1977)  0% Replacement; Lindsay Knight; Prefix: 990* or 991*
ND (1975-1977)  40% P#165c Signature: R.L.Knight
ND (1977-1981)  40% P#165d Signature: H.R.Hardie

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