Kōrero: Tuatara

Five-cent coin (2 o 4)

Five-cent coin

From 1967, when it replaced the sixpence, until 2006, when it was taken out of circulation, the five-cent coin featured a tuatara on a rocky shore with a gull in the background. The five-cent piece was scrapped because inflation had diminished it to about half a cent in terms of its 1967 value – it was effectively worthless in 2006.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Heath Sadlier

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Charles Daugherty and Susan Keall, 'Tuatara - Life history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14983/five-cent-coin (accessed 28 June 2022)

He kōrero nā Charles Daugherty and Susan Keall, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007