Exonumia 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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Transit tokens

Token - 1 Penny - Dunedin Corporation Tramways

Automatic tokens › Transit token
Aluminium • ⌀ 21 mm

Business tokens

Token - 1 Pint Milk - Zone 15 (Lower Hutt)

Trade tokens › Business token
Brass • 2.07 g • ⌀ 17.5 mm
TC# 236579
Token - 1 Pint Milk - Hutt Valley

Trade tokens › Business token
Copper-nickel (Non-magnetic) • 2.2 g • ⌀ 17.7 mm
Token - 1 Pint Milk - R.W. Chadfield Wanganui

Trade tokens › Business token
Copper • ⌀ 18 mm
Token - 1 Pint Milk - Westport United Dairies

Trade tokens › Business token
⌀ 17.65 mm
Token - 1 Pint Milk - Zone 23 (Lower Hutt)

Trade tokens › Business token
• ⌀ 17.65 mm
Token - Milk - Zone 108 (West Coast, Wellington)

Trade tokens › Business token
• ⌀ 17.65 mm
Token - 1 Pint Milk - Zone 49 (Dunedin)

Trade tokens › Business token
Copper
Token - 1 Quart Milk - Westside Dairy Ltd.

Trade tokens › Business token
Aluminium • 2.22 g • ⌀ 36 mm
Token - Cash Handling Systems (Auckland)

Trade tokens › Business token
Copper-nickel • 8 g • ⌀ 28 mm
Token - Milk - Robbins Wanganui (1 Pint)

Trade tokens › Business token
Copper • ⌀ 18 mm

Co-operative tokens

Token - ¼ Pound Loaf - Runanga Co-op. Soc. Ltd.

Trade tokens › Co-operative token
Aluminium • ⌀ 23 mm

Religious tokens

Token - First Communion - First Church Otago
1848

Miscellaneous tokens › Religious token
• ⌀ 28 mm
L# 374

Event medals

Medal - 50 years of New Zealand colony
1890

Commemorative medals › Event medal
Silver • 6.10 g • ⌀ 23 mm
Available for swap Medal - Duke and Duchess of Cornwall's visit to NZ
1901

Commemorative medals › Event medal : 1901 Royal Visit to New Zealand
Copper • 7.2 g • ⌀ 27 mm
Medal - HMS New Zealand
1913

Commemorative medals › Event medal : Medal which couldVisit of HMS New Zealand at Auckland
Gilding metal plated copper • 5.54 g • ⌀ 22.5 mm
Medal - HMS New Zealand
1913

Commemorative medals › Event medal : Visit of HMS New Zealand in Auckland in 1913
Silver (.900) • 29.10 g • ⌀ 35 mm
Medal - Otago Centennial
1948

Commemorative medals › Event medal : Centennial of the settlement of Dunedin, Otago
Copper • ⌀ 32 mm
Medal - Otago Centennial
1948

Commemorative medals › Event medal : Centennial of the settlement of Dunedin, Otago
Bronze • 66.55 g • ⌀ 51.5 mm
Medal - Centenary of the Chamber of Commerce of Wellington
1956

Commemorative medals › Event medal
Bronze • 44.97 g • ⌀ 44 mm
Medal - Centenary of the Auckland Harbour Board
1971

Commemorative medals › Event medal
Bronze • 32.38 g • ⌀ 38 mm
Medal - Millennium Collection - The Birth of Christ
(1999)

Commemorative medals › Event medal
Nickel plated steel • 8.12 g • ⌀ 28 mm
Medal - Millennium Collection - World War I
(1999)

Commemorative medals › Event medal
Nickel plated steel • 8.12 g • ⌀ 28 mm
Medal - Millennium Collection - DNA
(1999)

Commemorative medals › Event medal : Millenium
Nickel plated steel • 8.12 g • ⌀ 28 mm
Medal - Millennium Collection - First Man on the Moon
(1999)

Commemorative medals › Event medal : Millenium
Nickel plated steel • 8.12 g • ⌀ 28 mm
Medal - Millennium Collection - French Revolution
(1999)

Commemorative medals › Event medal : Millenium
Nickel plated steel • 8.12 g • ⌀ 28 mm
Medal - Millennium Collection - Industrial Revolution
(1999)

Commemorative medals › Event medal : Millenium
Nickel plated steel • 8.12 g • ⌀ 28 mm
Medal - Millennium Collection - Technology
(1999)

Commemorative medals › Event medal : Millenium
Nickel plated steel • 8.12 g • ⌀ 28 mm
Available for swap Medal - Millennium Collection - American Revolution
(1999)

Commemorative medals › Event medal : Millennium
Nickel plated steel • 8.12 g • ⌀ 28 mm
Medal - Millennium Collection - Art Renaissance
(1999)

Commemorative medals › Event medal : Millennium
Nickel plated steel • 8.12 g • ⌀ 28 mm
Medal - Millennium Collection - Beethoven
(1999)

Commemorative medals › Event medal : Millennium
Nickel plated steel • 8.12 g • ⌀ 28 mm
Available for swap Medal - Millennium Collection - Charlie Chaplin
(1999)

Commemorative medals › Event medal : Millennium
Nickel plated steel • 8.12 g • ⌀ 28 mm
Medal - Millennium Collection - Edmund Hillary
(1999)

Commemorative medals › Event medal : Millennium
Nickel plated steel • 8.12 g • ⌀ 28 mm
Medal - Millennium Collection - Exploration
(1999)

Commemorative medals › Event medal : Millennium
Nickel plated steel • 8.12 g • ⌀ 28 mm
Available for swap Medal - Millennium Collection - Marie Curie
(1999)

Commemorative medals › Event medal : Millennium
Nickel plated steel • 8.12 g • ⌀ 28 mm