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The Reserve Bank today released a Bulletin article exploring the development of design themes in New Zealand’s banknotes.

The article looks at themes and images that have been incorporated into New Zealand’s banknotes since the 1930s, with a particular focus on the updated imagery used in the new series 7 Brighter Money banknotes.

The Reserve Bank began introducing the Brighter Money banknotes in late 2015, bringing New Zealand currency up to the highest international standards for security features. While security from counterfeiting was the prime rationale for the upgrade, the opportunity was also taken to renew the specific images used for the majority of the portraits and landscapes, creating sharper and more detailed banknotes.