Banknote features for each denomination

The Reserve Bank issues high-quality banknotes which are readily accepted and secure. This section contains details of the security features, size and images used on individual banknotes.

Image of the 5 banknote denominations in Series 7 - $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100

The Seventh Issue

The seventh series of notes began entering circulation in October 2015. The themes of the notes remain the same as series six, with the same respected New Zealanders, the Queen, and the flora and fauna remaining central to the designs. The notes have a brighter, clearer look, with the note denomination shown in larger print and greater colour contrast between notes. The notes contain more sophisticated security features that greatly enhance the overall design.

New Zealand Series 7 banknotes incorporate very little text. However, the new notes feature additional Māori language:

  • Aotearoa - the Māori name for New Zealand
  • Te Pūtea Matua – the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s Māori name
  • The names of the native birds on the reverse of the notes (hoiho, whio, kārearea, kōkako, mohua) will continue to be written in Māori.
Find out more about each banknote
Series 7 5 dollar banknote
$5
Details of the security features, size and images used on the $5 banknote.
Series 7 10 dollar banknote
$10
Details of the security features, size and images used on the $10 banknote.
Series 7 20 dollar banknote
$20
Details of the security features, size and images used on the $20 banknote.
Series 7 50 dollar banknote
$50
Details of the security features, size and images used on the $50 banknote.
Series 7 100 dollar banknote
Details of the security features, size and images used on the $100 banknote.