During the early 1800s in New Zealand, although coins from countries like Britain and Australia were in circulation, there were also private Tradesman's Tokens and notes issued by the Trading Banks in circulation, which served as some of the earliest forms of currency in the country.

In 1934, the Reserve Bank was established. The first series of banknotes featured a Kiwi and Milford Sound and a portrait of the second Maori King, Tāwhiao.

In 1967, New Zealand introduced decimal currency, replacing the previous system based on pounds, shillings, and pence. The new currency included coins in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 cents and banknotes in $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, and $100.

 

Trading Banknotes ( Pre-1934 )

Pre-Decimal Coins & Tradesman Tokens ( 1857-1966 ) 

Pre-Decimal Notes ( 1934 - 1966 )

Decimal Coins ( 1967 - Present Day ) 

Decimal Notes ( 1967 - Present Day ) 

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Twin Pair 2018 Armistice & 2015 Anzac 50 Cent Commemorative Coins

New Zealand. Queen Elizabeth II. 2018 Armistice & 2015 Anzac Fifty Cents Pair. KM# 397 and KM# 376The 2018 Armistice Day coin signifies the Reserve Bank of New Zealand's dedication to commemorating...
$11.00 NZD $7.50 NZD
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2018 New Zealand Remembrance Day Coloured Red Poppy Mint Roll

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand commemorates the centenary anniversary of the end of World War I in 2018 with these Colourized Red Poppy 50 Cent Coins. 20x Uncirculated Armistice...
$150.00 NZD
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2018 New Zealand Remembrance Day Coloured Red Poppy 50 Cents

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I in 2018 with this Colourized Red Poppy 50 Cent Coin.   It follows...
$4.50 NZD
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2015 New Zealand Anzac 50 Cents Commemorative Coin

New Zealand. Queen Elizabeth II. 2015 Anzac Fifty Cents. KM# 376The 2015 Anzac Day coin was issued on the Centenary of the Australian and New Zealand lands on Gallipoli on 25...
$7.00 NZD $5.50 NZD
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2015 New Zealand Anzac 50 Cents Commemorative Mint Roll

Reserve Bank of New Zealand. 2015 Anzac 50 Cents. A single mint roll contains 20 Uncirculated coins. These original rolls are scarce as most of them were split open by...
$135.00 NZD
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1926 Bank of New Zealand One Pound

Bank of New Zealand. 1926 Uniform Issue One Pound. Wellington domicile. P.S234  
$2,000.00 NZD
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1935 New Zealand Threepence

New Zealand. King George V. 1935 Threepence. KM#1. One of the rarest coins of the New Zealand pre-decimal series. Struck in 0.500 Silver. The key date by far with the...
$199.99 NZD
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1935 Proof Waitangi Crown

New Zealand. 1935 Waitangi Crown. Struck from proof dies. KM#6[ 28.3g | 38.8mm ]
$11,250.00 NZD
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1956-67 New Zealand Fleming Fifty Pounds

New Zealand. Chief Cashier Fleming. 1956-1967 50 Pounds. Among the last 1000 serial number Fifty Pounds issued before the denomination’s discontinuation with decimalisation on July 1967. P162c
$6,999.99 NZD
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1956-67 New Zealand Fleming Error Five Pounds

New Zealand. 1956-67 Fleming Five Pounds. Paper fold error. P#160d
$500.00 NZD
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1968-75 New Zealand Wilks Major Error One Dollar

New Zealand. 1968-75 Wilks One Dollar. Major fold error. P#163b
$450.00 NZD
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1981-85 New Zealand Hardie Color Trial One Dollar

New Zealand. 1981-85 Hardie One Dollar Color Trial Uniface Specimen
$350.00 NZD
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1917 Bank of New Zealand One Pound

Bank of New Zealand. 1917 Seventh Issue One Pound. Wellington domicile. Clifford D721
$2,000.00 NZD
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1918 Bank of New Zealand One Pound

Bank of New Zealand. 1918 Seventh Issue One Pound. Wellington domicile. Ex Spink Sale 17008. Clifford D721
$3,000.00 NZD
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1920 Union Bank of Australia Ten Shillings

Union Bank of Australia. 1920 Fifth Issue Ten Shillings. With a triangular cancellation stamp. Clifford N511
$1,000.00 NZD
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1916 Bank of New Zealand One Pound

Bank of New Zealand. 1916 Seventh Issue One Pound. Wellington domicile. Clifford D721
$1,500.00 NZD
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189(00) Bank of New Zealand One Pound

Bank of New Zealand. 189(00) Fifth Issue One Pound. Wellington domicile. Creases and folds with a small hole in the centre, two pinholes. Clifford D521
$7,800.00 NZD
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1960-1 Western Samoa Treasury One Pound

Territory of Western Samoa. 1960-1 Treasury Issue One Pound. P#11a Officially Certified & Graded PMG VF30
$2,500.00 NZD
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The Discovery Example of a Major New Zealand Error Coin

The Discovery Example of a New Error Variate New Zealand. Queen Elizabeth 11. 2020 One Dollar struck on foreign bi-metal planchet. Officially Certified & Graded Mint Error MS64 This undiscovered...
$10,000.00 NZD
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1935 New Zealand Proof Waitangi Crown

New Zealand. 1935 Waitangi Crown. Struck from proof dies with bright mirror fields, once possibly dipped, with faint haziness and bag marks. KM#6[ 28.3g | 38.8mm ]
$9,500.00 NZD
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NGC PF64 1935 New Zealand Proof Waitangi Crown

New Zealand. 1935 Proof Waitangi Crown. KM#6Officially Certified & Graded NGC PF64The 1935 Waitangi Crown represents one of the most significant New Zealand numismatic items, depicting the pivotal agreement representing...
$11,750.00 NZD
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1934 New Zealand Lefeaux Five Pounds

New Zealand. 1934 Lefeaux Five Pounds. P#156
$1,450.00 NZD $1,250.00 NZD
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1940 New Zealand Centennial Silver Halfcrown

New Zealand. 1940 Waitangi Centennial Halfcrown. KM#14 [ 0.500 Silver | 14.14g | 32mm ] 
$25.00 NZD
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1936 Edward VIII New Zealand Fantasy Crown

Geoffrey Hearn Fantasy Crown by Pinches. 1936 New Zealand Edward VIII. Ex Pacific Commemoratives Ltd. KM#X-1 [ 0.925 Sterling Silver | 27.8g | 38mm ] 
$100.00 NZD