Story: Coins and banknotes

Third series of banknotes: 1983 $50 note (7th of 7)

Third series of banknotes: 1983 $50 note

In 1983 a $50 banknote was issued for the first time. It was orange. The obverse side is the same as the third-series $1 note. The reverse features a ruru (morepork) and a pōhutukawa tree.

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Reserve Bank of New Zealand

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Kerryn Pollock. 'Coins and banknotes - Decimal currency, 1960s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 15-Dec-14
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