RBNZ releases Explaining Currency booklet

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand on Monday 3 July released a third edition of its popular Explaining Currency booklet. The booklet takes readers through the history of New Zealand's currency, describes the banknote and coin designs, and how banknotes and coins are made.

It also describes the security features and the life-cycle of a typical bank note. It features the smaller, lighter 10, 20 and 50 cent coins - to be released at the end of this month.

Brian Lang, Reserve Bank Currency Manager, sa