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Guest Corey M

Q: Which worldwide event of the last 25 years prompted the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to destroy over $2.6 million dollars of its currency?

 

 

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REMINDER: The Numisma-Quest ends on Saturday at midnight EST. Entries after that time will not be valid. See the Trivia info post for more details.

 

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The notes were kept in reserve in case Year 2000 (Y2K) fears were realized. The demand for the notes never arose, and with the phasing out of there paper noted in favor of polymer notes, they were destroyed.

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Advances in use of polymer in money usage.

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It was Y2K related. RBNZ kept a large amount in reserve in case Year 2000 fears led people to withdraw large amounts from banks during the last few weeks of 1999.

 

It didn't happen, so the currency was destroyed.

 

doh!

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A: The Y2K scare was cause for concern not only in the world of technology, but also among treasuries, as evidenced by New Zealand’s actions. The notes in question were printed as a precaution in case of mass hoarding by Kiwi residents.

 

Congratulations to our winner Dan8402 and runner up SamD. Stay tuned for NGC's question on Friday!

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