New Zealand currency today
New Zealand coin currency today consists of five decimal coins that represent different aspects of our culture and heritage.
|10 Cent||A Maori carved head or koruru under the figure “10” with Maori rafter patterns.||Copper plated steel||20.5mm||3.31g|
|20 Cent||Representation of a well-known Maori “pukaki” carving.||Nickel plated steel||21.75mm||4.12g|
|50 Cent||The barque Endeavour, commanded by Captain Cook, sailing south, with Mt. Taranaki (Egmont) in the distance under the figure “50”.||Cupro-nickel||24.75mm||5.15g|
|1 Dollar||The kiwi, bringing to reality the colloquial term ‘Kiwi Dollar’.||Aluminium bronze||23mm||8.0g|
|2 Dollar||The kotuku (white heron), flying right. The kotuku is one of New Zealand’s rarest birds and is held in particularly high regard in Maori mythology.||Aluminium bronze||26.5mm||10.0g|