Public Notice: Old Cook Islands Coins No Longer Legal Tender as of 1 May 2016

The six new Cook Islands coins 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, $1, $2 and $5 were launched by the Minister of Finance Honourable Mark Brown on 26 May 2015 and were available from the banks on 4 August 2015. 

The public are reminded that the last day for the old Cook Islands coins which are silver $1 and $2, and bronze $5 with the conch shell, to be used as legal is 30 April 2016.  Therefore, as from 1 May 2016 only the NEW COOK ISLANDS COINS and the NEW ZEALAND COINS will be the legal tender in the Cook Islands.

We encourage the public to take their old coins to their banks and exchange for new coins by 30 April 2016.

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20 April 2016