Story: Coins and banknotes

Decimal-currency tea towel (3rd of 3)

Decimal-currency tea towel

A number of different tea towels were produced to mark the change to decimal currency. This linen towel showed the new coins and provided a handy conversion table, overseen by the mascot Mr Dollar wearing a university graduate's mortarboard.

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Renaissance Publishing
Reference: Every tea towell tells a story: Richard Till's Special Collection. Auckland: Renaissance, 2010, p. 39

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Coins and banknotes - Decimal currency, 1960s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 20 Jun 2012