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Encyclopedia > New Zealand 20 cent coin

The New Zealand 20 cent coin is the second lowest denomination coin of the New Zealand dollar. It is also New Zealand's most altered mass-circulation coin, having changed three times. The 20 cent coin came about when the New Zealand dollar was introduced on July 10, 1967, replacing the New Zealand florin coin. A coin is usually a piece of hard material, generally metal and usually in the shape of a disc, which is issued by a government to be used as a form of money. ... A New Zealand $100 polymer banknote, replacement of the old paper notes. ... July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ...

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1967 to 1990

The 20 cent coin was introduced to replace the New Zealand florin. Like the florin, the new 20 cent coin was made of cupronickel, 28.58 mm in diameter, 11.31 grams in weight, and had 100% edge milling. The original 20 cent coins depicted Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and the kiwi on the front. The presense of a kiwi was inherited from the preceding florin coin. Mintings of this coin from 1990 are rare. Cupronickel is an alloy of copper, nickel and strengthening impurities, such as iron and manganese. ... Elizabeth II in an official portrait as Queen of Canada (on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, wearing the Sovereigns badges of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) (born 21 April 1926), styled HM The... Species See text. ...


1990 to 2006

20 cent coin minted 1990 to 2006. This coin has since been withdrawn.
20 cent coin minted 1990 to 2006. This coin has since been withdrawn.

In 1990, the new $1 and $2 coins were released to replace the $1 and $2 notes. As the $1 depicted a kiwi also, the 20 cent's reverse had to be redesigned. The new reverse side featured the well-known Māori carving depicting Pukaki, a chief of the Arawa iwi (tribe). The existing 20 cent coins remained in circulation and greatly outnumbered the new design until 2006. Photographed by me. ... Photographed by me. ... The word Māori refers to the indigenous people of New Zealand and to their language. ... In Māori tradition, Arawa was one of the great ocean-going, voyaging canoes that was used in the migrations that settled New Zealand. ... Iwi (pronounced ee-wee) are the largest everyday social units in Māori society. ...


2006 onwards

On July 31, 2006, the new 20 cent coin was released alongside the new 10 and 50 cent coins as part on the Reserve Bank's "Change for the better" silver coin replacement. The new 20 cent coin had the same reverse as the 1990 to 2006 minted coins and the same obverse as the 1999-onward coins, but the coins were reduced in size. The new 20 cent coins are made of steel, covered in a layer of nickel, copper, then nickel again. The new coins are 21.75 mm in diameter, 4 grams in weight, and have Spanish flower milling around the edge. The old 20 cent coins were demonetized on November 1 2006. July 31 is the 212th day (213th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 153 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is the central bank of New Zealand. ... The Spanish flower is a type of coin edging. ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ...


 
 

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