Pixie Post

Monday, July 17, 2006

No more 5 cents


See these lovely coins? Alas, they will soon be no more. No more 5 cents, and new 10, 20 and 50 cents. From July 31, these coins go out of circulation, and there will be new, lighter, smaller replacements. For many years, NZ silver coins have been interchangeable with Australian coins. Unofficially that is, but everyone uses them. From July 31 Australian coins will no longer be legal tender in NZ. Hopefully they'll all be donated to charity or something. I keep looking at my little stash of 5c which feature a portrait of a tuatara, and think what fabulous jewellery they'd make.

Oh, and the stars are finished, ready to swap.

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5 comments:

Antipodeesse said...

Dear Pixie,

Mrs Independent and I will be meeting at Te Papa on Thursday for lunch and bloggie gossip, so please feel free to join us if you'd like! You can email me at antipodeesse@yahoo.fr for my phone number.

Antipo

kirsty said...

Bugger. Frequent Tasman hoppers like me have relied upon that interchange for years! How interesting, though. Can't wait to see the new money.
Oh, and antipodeesse, that is just cruel! I so miss trips to Te Papa :(

Ali Honey said...

Hi Pixie,
If you have a stash of 5 cent pieces Plunket are asking that you donate them to their cause. Can be left at the bank I think. Cheers, Alison.

The Sagittarian said...

Don't forget to meet me tomorrow too! Early afternoon I was thinking, before I catch my flight home....can I bribe you with the promise of a nice Sauvignon Blanc??

kirsty said...

Hey, Swan Buddy! Aren't they wild? Mine came from my Nanna and I've never known whether to love it or hate it :)