Notes & coins
- Frequently asked questions (FAQ) to find out about returning old coins and damaged notes, reproducing notes etc
- View or buy Collectors coins from the NZ Post website
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The Reserve Bank is the sole supplier of New Zealand banknotes and coins. We act as a wholesale distributor to the trading banks, and manage the design and manufacturing of the currency. We also withdraw damaged or unusable notes and coins to manage the quality of currency in circulation.
If you have old money that is no longer 'legal tender'you can print this form for returning demonetised currency to the Reserve Bank (PDF 32KB) and Application for Payment of Mutilated or Defaced Reserve Bank of New Zealand Notes (PDF 35KB)
Banknote upgrade project
In July 2011, the Reserve Bank announced that planning was underway to upgrade New Zealand's current series of banknotes. Find out more about this banknote upgrade project.
Money - Currency in New Zealand
Information about the history and production of New Zealand's notes and coins
Commemorative coins marking particular events or occasions are sold by New Zealand Post. For more information go to http://coins.nzpost.co.nz .
Caution: The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee 2012 Commemorative New Zealand 'coin', from the UK Mint Limited, is not legal tender and has no face value. This product should be treated as a commemorative medallion and not mistaken as legal tender issued from the RBNZ.