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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. Read more

See also: Tokelau, Cook Islands, Niue

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Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)

100 Pence = 1 Pound

1 Pound.
1975
Local banknote : Postal Order.
1 Pound.
1981
Local banknote : Postal Order.
25 Pence
1985
Local banknote : Postal Order.

Pound (1840-1967)

12 Pence = 1 Shilling • 20 Shillings = 1 Pound

10 Shillings (Tawhiao)
1934
Standard banknote
P# 154
10 Shillings
(1940-1967)
Standard banknote
140 × 78 mm
P# 158
1 Pound (Tawhiao)
1934
Standard banknote
P# 155
1 Pound
(1940-1967)
Standard banknote
152 × 82 mm
P# 159
5 Pounds (Tawhiao)
1934
Standard banknote
P# 156
5 Pounds
(1940-1967)
Standard banknote
P# 160
10 Pounds
(1940-1967)
Standard banknote
P# 161
50 Pounds (Tawhiao)
1934
Standard banknote
P# 157
50 Pounds (Cook)
(1940-1967)
Standard banknote
P# 162

Dollar (1967-date)

100 Cents = 1 Dollar

10 Cents - Postal Note
1973
Local banknote : Postal Note.
Available for swap
1 Dollar
(1981-1992)
Standard banknote
140 × 70 mm
P# 169
Available for swap
2 Dollars (Third Series: 1967-1981)
1974-1977
Standard banknote
145 × 70 mm
P# 164
Available for swap
2 Dollars
(1981-1992)
Standard banknote
145 × 72 mm
P# 170
5 Dollars
(1981-1992)
Standard banknote
148 × 74 mm
P# 171
Available for swap
5 Dollars (Hillary)
(1992)
Standard banknote
P# 177

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