Banknotes 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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Pound (1840-1967)

12 Pence = 1 Shilling • 20 Shillings = 1 Pound

10 Shillings (Otago Banking Company)
(1851)

Trial banknote
168 × 125 mm
P# S336
10 Shillings (Bank of Australasia)
1924-1931

Standard banknote
179 × 89 mm
P# S131
10 Shillings (Bank of New South Wales)
1924-1933

Standard banknote
179 × 89 mm
P# S161
10 Shillings
1934

Standard banknote
P# 154
Available for swap 10 Shillings
(1940-1967)

Standard banknote
140 × 78 mm
P# 158
1 Pound (Otago Banking Company)
(1851)

Trial banknote
170 × 127 mm
P# S337
1 Pound (Colonial Bank of Issue)
1856

Standard banknote
187 × 112 mm
P# S246
1 Pound (Bank of Otago Limited)
1864-1878

Standard banknote
198 × 120 mm
P# S241
1 Pound (Bank of Auckland)
1865

Standard banknote
P# S104
1 Pound (Bank of Auckland)
1865-1866

Standard banknote
210 × 115 mm
P# S106
1 Pound (Bank of New Zealand)
1870-1890

Standard banknote
223 × 121 mm
P# S191
1 Pound (Bank of New Zealand)
1888-1898

Standard banknote
201 × 121 mm
P# S202
1 Pauna (Bank of Aotearoa)
(1894)

Standard banknote
P# S101
1 Pound (Bank of Australasia; 3 circles)
1905-1923

Standard banknote
204 × 122 mm
P# S117

Numista referee for banknotes of this issuer is allexis.

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