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Metal dollars and cents - modern coins of New Zealand

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  • New Zealand, Republic
  • New Zealand dollar
  • Wellington
  • of 268 670 sq. km
  • English (state), Maori (state)
  • NZ (NZL) 554

Monetary unit of New Zealand is the New Zealand dollar which is equal to 100 cents. In circulation there are coins in nominal values 1 and 2 dollars, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents.

On November, 11th, 2004 the Reserve bank of New Zealand declared that suggests to withdraw 5 Cent coins from the circulation and to mint 10, 20, 50 Cent coins from a steel, to make them easier. The transition period has begun on July, 31st 2006, old coins could be used till October, 31st, 2006. New coins 20, 10 cents same in the sizes and the form, as coins of Australia therefore the Australian money is accepted in all automatic machines and the retail trade enterprises.

On obverses of all coins the portrait of English queen Elizabeth II is represented.

Nominal value: 10 cents
Stamping: 2006
the Material: the Copper-plated steel
the Note:
the Obverse of 10 cents of New Zealand the Reverse of 10 cents of New Zealand
Nominal value: 20 cents
Stamping: 2006
the Material: the Nickel-plated steel
the Note:
the Obverse of 20 cents of New Zealand the Reverse of 20 cents of New Zealand
Nominal value: 2 dollars
Stamping: 1999
the Material: Aluminum-Bronze an alloy
the Note:
the Obverse 2 dollars of New Zealand the Reverse 2 dollars of New Zealand

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