Story: Coins and banknotes

Second series of banknotes: £1 (2nd of 5)

Second series of banknotes: £1

The second-series £1 banknote is light mauve. The main elements of the obverse side are the same as the 10-shilling and £5 notes (the watermark panel, the coat of arms and Captain James Cook) but the border is different. The denomination caps each corner.

The reverse side of the note shows Cook’s ship the Endeavour off the East Coast of New Zealand, and the watermark. The borders are European geometric forms, and include the bank’s legend and the note’s denomination in numerals and words.

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How to cite this page:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Coins and banknotes - A national currency, 1930s to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/36394/second-series-of-banknotes-ps1 (accessed 9 April 2020)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 20 Jun 2012