Reserve Bank of New Zealand Press Release

PRESS RELEASE - Reserve Bank coinage warning - The Reserve Bank today advised the public that some older 20 cent coins are temporarily causing confusion among some shoppers, 16 January.

Corporate Affairs Manager Paul Jackman said "In the weeks preceding Christmas demand for cash throughout New Zealand was exceptionally high and to meet that demand the Reserve Bank released a very large volume of coinage. Included were some twenty cent coins that were minted thirteen years ago and then not used