Values, images, and specifications for New Zealand coins.
Prior to 1933,
New Zealand's official
currency was United
coinage was also
The first New Zealand coinage was minted in
1933 in London, under King George V.
Pre-decimal currency was used from 1933 to 1965, based on the United
Kingdom's monetary system, with the same denominations and relative values.
1 penny = 1/12 of a shilling = 1/240 of a pound
The New Zealand threepence, sixpence, shilling, florin, and half-crown were
introduced in 1933, the crown in 1935, and the halfpenny and penny in 1940.
New Zealand adopted the decimal system in 1967, replacing the penny with the
cent, and the pound with the dollar, and the ratio changed from 1:240 to 1:100.
Circulation issue denominations introduced
in 1967 were: one cent, two cent, five cent,
ten cent, twenty cent, and fifty cent, with one
and two dollar coins introduced in 1990.
Circulation issue one and two cent coins
were last minted in 1987, prior to being
demonitised in 1990.
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