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100 Dollars

Issuing authority: Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Original size: 155 x 74 mm

NZ - B141a

© Banknote design copyright by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand

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Vorderseite: Whakaaro-kotahi-Muster; Nobelpreismedaille und Graph, welcher die Ergebnisse von Rutherfords Untersuchungen zur Radioaktivität zeigt; Porträt des neuseeländischen Wissenschaftlers Ernest, Lord Rutherford of Nelson (1871 - 1937). Er teilte die Radio­aktivität in Alpha-, Beta- und Gammastrahlung auf und führte den Begriff der Halbwertszeit ein.
Rückseite: Motte (Declana egregia); Blick auf Eglinton Valley; Zweig einer Scheinbuche (Fuscopora fusca); Gelbköpfchen (Mohoua ochrocephala).

Front side: Whakaaro kotahi pattern; Nobel prize medal and graph, showing the results of Rutherford's investigations concerning radioactivity; Portrait of the New Zealand scientist Ernest, Lord Rutherford of Nelson (1871 - 1937). He differentiated alpha, beta and gamma radiation and introduced the term half-life period, nowadays shortened to half-life.
Back side: South Island lichen moth (Declana egregia); View of Eglinton Valley; Sprig of a Red beech (Fuscopora fusca); Yellowhead (Mohoua ochrocephala).



Dated 2016The first two digits of the serial number indicate the year of printing (e.g. 16 = 2016).
Signature of Graeme Paul WheelerSignature of G. P. Wheeler (as GOVERNOR). No watermark. No shadow image. No security thread. Top-to-bottom window with various holographic elements. Denomination (100) as registration device. Golden SPARK Live SPARK is a security element based on optical variable magnetic ink. elements (bird on front and fern on the back side) with rolling colour effect. One horizontal and one vertical 8-digit serial number on the front side. Both are printed in black, have a double letter prefix and digits of the same size. Printed by the Canadian Bank Note Company on polymer substrate.


Polymer banknote, introduced on 16. May 2016.