Kōrero: Taranaki region

Mt Taranaki on the £50 note (2 o 7)

Mt Taranaki on the £50 note

Mt Taranaki was included on the £50 note in New Zealand’s second issue of Reserve Bank notes in 1940. It was the highest-value note, and few people ever saw it – even in the mid-1960s a typical annual salary was only around £1,000. The notes were replaced in 1967 when the country changed to decimal currency. They now sell to collectors for several thousand dollars.

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Reserve Bank of New Zealand

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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki region - The mountain', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/25262/mt-taranaki-on-the-ps50-note (accessed 24 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Ron Lambert, updated 1 Aug 2015