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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 18, May 4, 2008, Article 29

FEATURED WEB PAGE: HISTORY OF CHATHAM ISLANDS NUMISMATICS

This week's featured web page is a Wikipedia page on the
History of Chatham Islands numismatics:  "The history of
Chatham Islands numismatics begins in 1999, when the Reserve
Bank of New Zealand authorized a private organization, the
Chatham Islands Note Corporation, to issue banknotes to
celebrate that the Chatham Islands would have been the first
land to enter the third millennium of the common era (although
this is not actually true - this honour belongs to Antarctica.
The first island to enter the third millennium would be
Millennium Island).

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand gave this authorization under
the condition that such notes cannot be declared legal tender.
In other words, these notes were to be used for payment, but
only if the seller accepted them: there was no obligation for
anyone to accept the notes issued by the Chatham Islands,
contrarily to the notes issued by the Reserve Bank of New
Zealand. These Chatham Islands notes were generally accepted
by merchants on the Chatham Islands."

wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Chatham_Islands_numismatics

See also:
polymernotes.org/resources/chatham.htm

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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