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New Zealand one hundred-dollar note

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New Zealand one hundred-dollar note

One Hundred Dollars
(New Zealand)
Value 100 New Zealand Dollar
Width 155 mm
Height 74 mm
Security features Window, Shadow image
Paper type Polymer
Years of printing 1999–present[1]
Design The Lord Rutherford of Nelson
Design mohua

The New Zealand one hundred-dollar note was issued on May 3, 1999. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand issued the note because it will last four times longer than its counterpart, the paper banknote. The Bank also said the notes are non-porous meaning they don't absorb liquids and are therefore much cleaner. The notes have much better features than the paper notes which also deters counterfeiters.[1]


On the front is The Lord Rutherford of Nelson, who is "The Father of the Atom". Current understanding of the atom is based on Lord Rutherford's discoveries. To the left is the Nobel Prize Rutherford won in 1908. On the back is a Mohua or "Yellowhead" which is found on the South Island. The background is the Eglinton Valley, which is in Fiordland National Park on the South Island. [2]

Security features

The polymer note has a watermark of Elizabeth II on the right side. There are two transparent windows with images of a fern, on the left and on the right. When held up to the light the window will show a "100" in its center, and images of ferns printed on each side will line up perfectly. When the note is put under ultraviolet light a yellow patch should appear with the number "100" through the use of fluorescent dyes.[3]


  1. ^ a b "New Zealand’s banknotes".  
  2. ^ "Explaining New Zealand's Currency".  
  3. ^ "The New Polymer Bank Notes".  
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