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 James Cook) but the border is different. The denomination caps each corner.
The reverse side of the note shows Cook’s ship Endeavour off the East Coast of the North Island, 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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