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

5 Shillings (Bank of New South Wales)
(1900-1922)

Standard banknote

P# S151, N# 326200
5 Shillings (Bank of New Zealand)
1920

Standard banknote

P# S221, N# 326215
10 Shillings (Otago Banking Company)
(1851)

Trial banknote
168 × 125 mm
P# S336, N# 300317
10 Shillings (Bank of Australasia)
1895-1923

Standard banknote

P# S116, N# 236818
10 Shillings (Bank of New Zealand)
1916-1918

Standard banknote
161 × 112 mm
P# S215, N# 236871
10 Shillings (Bank of New South Wales)
1919-1921

Standard banknote

P# S152, N# 305510
10 Shillings - Victoria (Union Bank of Australia Limited; Blue)
1920

Standard banknote
165 × 95 mm
P# S361, N# 237253
10 Shillings (Bank of New South Wales)
1922

Standard banknote

P# S153, N# 307040
10 Shillings - Victoria (Union Bank of Australia Limited; Orange)
1923

Standard banknote
180 × 90 mm
P# S371, N# 237058
10 Shillings (Bank of New Zealand; With 1/2 in corners)
1924-1925

Standard banknote
179 × 89 mm
P# S231, N# 236967
10 Shillings (Bank of Australasia)
1924-1931

Standard banknote
179 × 89 mm
P# S131, N# 301334
10 Shillings (Bank of New South Wales)
1924-1933

Standard banknote
179 × 89 mm
P# S161, N# 236865
10 Shillings (National Bank of New Zealand Limited)
1925-1933

Standard banknote
180 × 90 mm
P# S316, N# 237054
10 Shillings (Bank of New Zealand; Without 1/2 in corners)
1926-1932

Standard banknote
179 × 89 mm
P# S232, N# 236970
10 Shillings
1934

Standard banknote
178 × 88 mm
P# 154, N# 205462
Available for swap 10 Shillings
(1940-1967)

Standard banknote
140 × 78 mm
P# 158, N# 204076
1 Pound - Victoria (Union Bank of Australia)
1840-1842

Standard banknote
210 × 130 mm
P# S341, N# 326287
1 Pound (New Zealand Banking Company)
(1840-1845)

Standard banknote

P# S326, N# 326280
1 Pound (Bank of New South Wales)
1844

Standard banknote

P# S139, N# 300404
1 Pound (Otago Banking Company)
(1851)

Trial banknote
170 × 127 mm
P# S337, N# 300309
1 Pound (Colonial Bank of Issue)
1856

Standard banknote
187 × 112 mm
P# S246, N# 300318
1 Pound (Oriental Bank Corporation)
1857 (1857-1861)

Standard banknote

P# S333, N# 326282
1 Pound - Victoria (Union Bank of Australia)
1859-1869

Standard banknote

P# S346, N# 307759
1 Pound (Bank of New Zealand)
1861

Standard banknote

P# S171, N# 326208
1 Pound - Victoria (Bank of New South Wales)
1861-1867

Standard banknote

P# S141, N# 326196
1 Pound (Bank of New Zealand)
1862

Standard banknote

P# S176, N# 326209
1 Pound (Bank of New Zealand)
(1862-1870)

Standard banknote

P# S181, N# 237238
1 Pound (Bank of Australasia)
1863-1875

Standard banknote

P# S111, N# 301340
1 Pound (Bank of Otago Limited)
1864-1878

Standard banknote
198 × 120 mm
P# S241, N# 300311
1 Pound (Bank of Auckland)
1865

Standard banknote

P# S104, N# 300308
1 Pound (Commercial Bank of New Zealand Ltd.)
1865

Standard banknote

P# S288, N# 300410
1 Pound (New Zealand Banking Corporation)
1865

Standard banknote

P# S331, N# 326281
1 Pound (Bank of Auckland)
1865-1866

Standard banknote
210 × 115 mm
P# S106, N# 300315
1 Pound - Victoria (Union Bank of Australia)
1866

Standard banknote

P# S351, N# 326354
1 Pound (Bank of New South Wales)
(1870-1890)

Standard banknote

P# S146, N# 237233
1 Pound (Bank of New Zealand)
1870-1890

Standard banknote
223 × 121 mm
P# S191, N# 237191
1 Pound (Bank of Australasia)
1874

Standard banknote

P# 115A, N# 307121
1 Pound (Colonial Bank of New Zealand; Brown)
1874

Standard banknote

P# S251, N# 326259
1 Pound (National Bank of New Zealand Limited)
(1877-1894)

Standard banknote
190 × 115 mm
P# S296, N# 314404

The Numista referee for banknotes of this issuer is allexis.

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