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 20 New Zealand dollar note front design features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II (Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other commonwealth realms) on a background with a view of the two main buildings of the New Zealand Parliament, situated in Wellington. The design is completed with a holographic seal of New Zealand Falcon or Kārearea.
The reverse of the note illustrates the New Zealand Falcon or Kārearea, followed by a Marlborough rock dais, on a background with Mount Tapuaenuku, located in the south of the island. This note is part of the 2016 series, and its color is green, brown, and yellow multicolor.
Text: RESERVE BANK OF NEW ZEALAND TE PŪTEA MATUA THIS NOTE IS LEGAL TENDER FOR TWENTY DOLLARS, NEW ZEALAND AOTEAROA.