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Security features of New Zealand's banknotes: Series 6


The Reserve Bank has had sole authority to issue New Zealand’s banknotes since 1934. Securing the note against forgery is a key requirement. In earlier days this was achieved by such methods as complex and hard-to-reproduce patterns and a ‘security thread’ embedded in the note itself. In 1999, the Reserve Bank switched from linen to polymer banknotes, offering a range of new and sophisticated security features.

This factsheet outlines the security features for Series 6 banknotes.