Thursday, May 26, 2011

Kiwis Celebrate Twenty Years of "Gold" Coins

Kiwis should check down the back of the couch for New Zealand’s ‘lost millions’.

It is twenty years since the gold-coloured $1 and $2 coins were introduced, replacing paper notes of the same denomination.

To celebrate the milestone, New Zealand Post has issued a limited edition set of New Zealand’s five currency coins, minted in pure silver. The designs featured on the iconic coins replicate those on New Zealand’s currency, which uniquely capture elements of our culture, history and heritage.

The gold-coloured $1 and $2 coins were introduced as legal tender back in 1991, but there is still plenty of ‘old money’ floating around. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand says a total of . . .

Full story at: New Zealand Post

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