Money: currency in New Zealand
If you have old money that is no longer 'legal tender'you can print this form for returning demonetised currency to the Reserve Bank (PDF 32KB)
Information on the statutory requirements related to the issuing and reproduction of banknotes and coins.
Explaining New Zealand currency (PDF 992KB) contains general information on New Zealand's banknotes and coins, including pictures.
You can order a free booklet and an A2 poster (from our Publications order form) which displays our polymer note designs and general circulation coins, including the new smaller and lighter 10, 20 and 50 cent coins.
A look at the history of coinage in New Zealand, from 1840 to 2006. This includes information on the history, design and number of mintings for the imperial and decimal coins, commemorative coins and the coins we use today.
Pukaki on the nation's coinage: about the image on New Zealand’s 20 cent coins.
A look at the history of banknotes in New Zealand, from 1934 to 2006. This includes information on the history and design of our notes, who signs our notes, New Zealand’s move to decimal currency, the change from paper notes to polymer notes and how many notes are in circulation.
The polymer banknotes (PDF 115KB) brochure tells you how to handle the polymer notes and how to tell if the notes are genuine.
Security features of the $10 millennium note
Money for the new millennium (PDF 274KB) is a brochure on the special $10 millennium notes.
Celebrating the new millennium with the commemorative $10 banknote: an explanation of design (PDF 671KB) looks at the design of the special $10 millennium banknote.