The New Zealand dollar is the official currency of New Zealand (the Cook Islands, Niue, the Ross Dependency, Tokelau, and the Pitcairn Islands). The official currency symbol: $, NZ$.
The New Zealand dollar was established in 1967 to replace the New Zealand pound. The first banknotes were introduced in denominations of $ 1, $ 2, $ 5, $ 10, $ 20, and $ 100. Then, in 1981, the Reserve Bank introduced a new series of banknotes with improved security measures, introduced the $ 50 bill, and the $ 1 and $ 2 were replaced by coins. Between 1992 and 1999, a wholly redesigned banknote series was introduced. However, the new series was replaced by a series of polymer banknotes in the following years. In 2015, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand introduced a new series of banknotes.
The 10 New Zealand dollar note front design features the portrait of Katherine Wilson Sheppard (1848 – 1934), was a British woman considered the most prominent member of the New Zealand women’s suffrage movement and the most famous suffragette in the country. Her tireless work culminated in 1893, when New Zealand became the first country in the world where all adults could vote in general elections, on a background with a white camellia. The design is completed with a holographic seal of a blue duck or Whio.
The reverse of the note illustrates the blue duck or Whio with its chicks, followed by a Kioko and a pineapple scrub. This note is part of the 2015 series, and its color is blue, pink, and multicolor.
Text: RESERVE BANK OF NEW ZEALAND TE PUTEA MATUA KATE SHEPPARD THIS NOTE IS LEGAL TENDER FOR TEN DOLLARS, NEW ZEALAND AOTEAROA WHIO.