Coins from New Zealand

New Zealand is a group of islands in the South Pacific with a population of 4.5 million. It consists of three main Islands and several smaller islands. The main islands are named North Island, South Island and Stewart Island in English, or in the native Maori language Te Ika-a-Maui, Te Waipounamu, and Rakiura respectively. The islands were first settled by the indigenous Maori people around the 13th century AD and wasn't discovered by Europeans until Dutch explorer Abel Tasman sighted the country in 1642. He named the country Nieuw Zeeland after his home province in Holland. The islands were then re-discovered in 1769 by English explorer James Cook, who extensively mapped the country and English settlement of New Zealand began shortly after. The country was officially formed in 1840 with the signing of the treaty of Waitangi, an agreement between the indigenous Maori people and the English settlers. In the early days New Zealand used English pound sterling coins as currency, and for a short period during the gold rush of the late 1800s, Traders tokens were tolerated by the government as currency due to a shortage of low value official currency. New Zealand began minting their own coins in 1933 and then in 1967 switched from pounds and pennies to the current system of dollars and cents.
Wikidata: Q664

See also: Tokelau, Cook Islands, Niue

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Dollar (1967-date)

100 Cents = 1 Dollar

Available for swap 10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait; America's Cup)
2002

Non-circulating coin: America's Cup 2003
Gold plated nickel brass • ⌀ 28.4 mm
KM# 273
10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait; The One Ring, Gold Proof)
2003

Non-circulating coin: The Lord of the Rings – The One Ring
Gold (.917) • 39.94 g • ⌀ 38.61 mm
KM# 144
10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait; Frodo, Gold Proof)
2003

Non-circulating coin: The Lord of the Rings – Frodo
Gold (.917) • 39.94 g • ⌀ 38.61 mm
KM# 270
10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait; Sauron, Gold Proof)
2003

Non-circulating coin: The Lord of the Rings – Sauron
Gold (.917) • 39.94 g • ⌀ 38.61 mm
KM# 271
10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait; 90th Anniversary of ANZAC)
2005

Non-circulating coin: 90th Anniversary of ANZAC Army Corps
Gold (.9999) • 7.777 g • ⌀ 20.1 mm
KM# 157
10 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait; Lions Rugby Tour)
2005

Non-circulating coin: British Lions Tour of New Zealand
Gold (.917) • 7.988 g • ⌀ 22.05 mm
KM# 165
10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait; Sir Edmund Hillary)
2008

Non-circulating coin: Death of Sir Edmund Hillary
Gold (.9999) • 7.777 g • ⌀ 20.6 mm
KM# 306
10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait; Kiwi Rakiura Tokoeka)
2017

Non-circulating coin
Gold (.9999) • 7.78 g • ⌀ 26 mm
20 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait; Salute to Bravery)
1995

Non-circulating coin: Salute to Bravery
Silver (.999) • 31.1 g • ⌀ 38 mm
KM# 100
Available for swap 20 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait; Golden Wedding Anniversary, Silver Proof)
1997

Non-circulating coin: 50th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
Silver (.925) (22ct Gold Cameo) • 28.28 g • ⌀ 38.6 mm
KM# 108
150 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait; Founding Anniversary)
1990

Non-circulating coin: 150th anniversary of the Founding of New Zealand
Gold (.917) • 16.95 g • ⌀ 28 mm
KM# 77
150 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait; Founding; Platinum Proof)
1998

Non-circulating coin: 150th Anniversary of the signing of the treaty of Waitangi.
Platinum (.995) • 15.6 g • ⌀ 30 mm
KM# 126

Trade tokens (1857-1881)

½ Penny (Dease, E. F. - Hall, H. J. - Christchurch)

Token
Copper • ⌀ 28 mm
R# 110, KM# Tn26
½ Penny (Hall, Henry J. - Christchurch)

Token
Copper • ⌀ 28 mm
R# 175, KM# Tn25
½ Penny (Hall, Henry J. - Levy, L. - Christchurch)

Token
Copper • ⌀ 28 mm
R# 176, KM# Tn27
½ Penny (Hurley, J. and Co. - Wanganui)

Token
Copper • ⌀ 25 mm
R# 281, KM# Tn33
½ Penny (Perkins & Co. - Dunedin)

Token
Copper • ⌀ 25 mm
R# 426, KM# Tn57
½ Penny (Reece, Edward - Christchurch)

Token
Copper • ⌀ 28 mm
R# 442 - 444, KM# 61
½ Penny (Holloway, Professor - London England)
1857-1858

Token
Copper • ⌀ 28 mm
R# 263 - 265
½ Penny (Mears, J.W. Wellington)
(1857)

Token
Copper • ⌀ 29 mm
R# 355
½ Penny (Ashton, H. - Auckland)
1858

Token
Copper • ⌀ 27.5 mm
R# 25 - 26
½ Penny (Forsaith, T. S. - Auckland)
1858

Token
Copper • ⌀ 28 mm
R# 139
½ Penny
1859

Token
Copper • ⌀ 28 mm
R# 567
½ Penny (Levy, Lipman Wellington)
(1860-1869)

Token
Copper • ⌀ 28 mm
R# 323
1 Penny (Anderson's, D - Wellington)

Token
Copper • ⌀ 27.5 mm
R# 16
1 Penny (Beath, G.L. & Co. - Christchurch)

Token
Copper • ⌀ 35 mm
R# 48
1 Penny (Caro, J. and Co. - Christchurch)

Token
Copper • ⌀ 34 mm
R# 74