The first New Zealand coinage was
minted in 1933.
Pre-decimal currency was used from
1933 to 1965, based on the United
Kingdom's monetary system, with
the same denominations and
1 penny = 1/12 of a shilling
= 1/240 of a pound
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New Zealand coins and notes
Prior to the forming of the Reserve Bank of
New Zealand in 1933, banknotes in New Zealand
were issued by individual banks trading within
New Zealand / Australia.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand issued the
first nationalised banknote of New Zealand in
1934, based also on the United Kingdom's
'pound', (see above).
The pound was replaced by the dollar in 1967,
upon New Zealand's adoption of the decimal
Prior to 1933, New Zealand's
official currency was United
Kingdom coinage, although
Australian coinage was also
Decimalisation occurred in
1967, whereby pennies were
replaced by cents, and
pounds by dollars, where
there are 100 cents in a dollar.
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