2 Dollars Elizabeth II

Features

Country New Zealand
Issuing bank Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1981-1992
Value 2 Dollars
2 NZD = 1.43 USD
Currency Dollar (1967-date)
Composition Paper
Size 145 × 72 mm
Shape Rectangular
References P# 170
  • 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

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II at centre right

Lettering:
THIS NOTE IS LEGAL TENDER FOR

TWO DOLLARS

GOVERNOR

RESERVE BANK OF NEW ZEALAND

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

RIFLEMAN

MISTLETOE

Watermark

James Cook

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1981-1985)  32% P#170a Signature: H. R. Hardie
ND (1985-1989)  51% P#170b Signature: S. T. Russell
ND (1989-1992)  37% P#170c Signature: D. T. Brash.

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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