5 Captivating Facts about the New Zealand Dollar
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New Zealand is one of the most visited vacation spots in the world. Before you pick up your currency for your trip, get familiar with the currency!
Did you know the Reserve Bank of New Zealand actively promotes economic education through a variety of publications and videos? Don't forget to check out how much it costs to go on vacation to Auckland, New Zealand.
Banknotes in Circulation
Names and Nicknames
The New Zealand dollar has an ISO code of NZD. The symbol for it is $, like other dollars, so many use NZ$ to distiguish between the others.
Locally, the dollar has the nickname of "kiwi." This nickname was given after the national bird.
History of the New Zealand dollar
New Zealand's currency was the pound before the dollar was introduced. In 1967, the Decimal Currency act went into place in order to decimalize the currency. On the same day this new act went into effect, the New Zealand dollar was introduced.
Watermarks and Security Features
As one of the most secure banknotes in the world, New Zealand has many features in order to prevent counterfeiting. There is a holographic window that showcases a map of New Zealand and a bird's silhouette.
If you tilt the note, the window's colors change and there is a shining bar across one of the birds on the note. In addition, you can also feel raised print on the banknote.
How New Zealander's Use Their Money
According to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, 96% of the adult population uses cash, where the older a citizen is, the more likely they are to use cash. In addition, approximatey 80% of citizens have cash in their wallet.
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