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Banknotes and coins resources

We have a range of resources to explain New Zealand banknotes and coins including fact sheets, posters, videos and imagery.

Image resources

How you may use images of currency

Banknote images available on Facebook

Series 7 banknotes

This information covers the security features of Series 7 banknotes.

New banknotes handling guide (PDF 8.5 MB)

New banknotes security features (PDF 8 MB)

Explore the details of the new banknotes (PDF 2MB)

Take a closer look: Feel - look - tilt (PDF 3.5 MB)

Check Series 7 banknotes (PDF 3.5 MB)

Banknote designs – information on the images included in the Series 7 banknotes (PDF 2.6 MB)

Dealing with a suspicious banknote (PDF 320 KB)

Series 6 banknotes

This information covers the security features of Series 6 banknotes.

Check Series 6 banknotes (PDF 1 MB)

Compare Series 6 and Series 7 banknotes (PDF 4.5 MB)

Resources for Brighter Money banknote upgrade

Bulletin article: Designing New Zealand's new banknote series (PDF 3.2 MB)

Timeline of New Zealand banknotes

Download the timeline of New Zealand banknotes poster (PDF 3 MB)

Anzac circulating commemorative coin

Information and specifications on the Anzac circulating commemorative coin (PDF 256 KB)

The making of the Anzac circulating commemorative coin

Video 1m:21s

The life of a banknote

Video 2m:23s

Banknote security features

Video 0m:59s

Banknote gauge for people with low vision

Video 1m:04s

Proactive releases

Cabinet Paper: Prohibition on the importation of certain coin or banknotes (PDF 349KB)

Cabinet Minute: Prohibition on the importation of certain coin or banknotes (PDF 421KB)

The ongoing vigilance of the retail and banking industry plays an important role in helping protect New Zealand's currency.