Niue dollar

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Niue dollar
Dollar
ISO 4217
Code NZD
Denominations
Subunit
 1/100 cent
Symbol $
cent c
Banknotes $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 (New Zealand notes only)
Coins 10c, 20c, 50c, $1, $2 (New Zealand coins only)
Demographics
User(s)  Niue
Issuance
Central bank Reserve Bank of New Zealand
 Website www.rbnz.govt.nz
Printer Note Printing Australia (provides base polymer note material)
 Website www.noteprinting.com
Mint New Zealand Mint

Niue, a country in free association with New Zealand, uses only one official legal tender currency, which is the New Zealand dollar.

Before the creation of the New Zealand dollar, Niue was a user of the pound sterling and its very early commemorative coins of Niue were in pound or shilling increments.

Niue first began issuing coins in 1966. These have been mostly bullion and non-circulating base metal commemorative issues. They are acceptable as legal tender within Niue, though unlikely to be found anywhere on the island.

Coins[edit]

In 2009, Niue began issuing its first standardised coin set in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50 cents and 1 Dollar; they are thicker than New Zealand coins as well as having a different metallic composition. They are also of the same exact size and composition as the Pitcairn Islands special coin set.

All of the standard set coins bear images relevant to the country, surrounded by a distinct border.

All coins of Niue depict on the obverse the national crest or an official effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.

In 2011 the New Zealand Mint produced a limited edition set of New Zealand Dollar legal tender coins commemorating the Star Wars motion picture series, authorised by Lucasfilm Ltd., and depicting many principal characters from the series rendered in colour.[1]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Star Wars Collectible Coins". Collectors' Alliance Inc. Archived from the original on 2 Dec 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 

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