COMMONWEALTH GAMES

Issued January 1990


Reference Number

NZ-G-15
NZ-G-16
NZ-G-17
NZ-G-18
NZ-G-19

Denomination

$2
$5
$10
$20
$50

Description

Commonwealth Games - Swimming
Commonwealth Games - Gymnastics
Commonwealth Games - Weight Lifting
Commonwealth Games - Hurdling
Commonwealth Games - Cycling
Control Number

4NZLA
4NZLB
4NZLC
4NZLD
4NZLE
Quantity

100,000
80,000
47,595
69,995
5,700


This was the fourth set of cards produced for issue, but its release date of January 15, 1990, actually preceded the 3rd issue of Standard Satellites by one month. The cards were released early
so that they would be available for purchase and use throughout the duration of the Commonwealth Games, which were being held in Auckland during the month of January 1990.


   

A special folder, as illustrated, was produced for sale. It contained only the first four cards and a cardboard specimen of the $50 card.
Written on this Specimen was the suggestion, if you want to complete the set, where you could buy the $50 card.

A 1,000 of the unsold $50 cards were later overprinted to produce the $50 Fernleaf Butter Promotional card.

A couple unofficial Presentation Folders, that looked similar to the Trial Issue folder, were produced. They were made of blue suede, and contained the 5 Commonwealth Games cards.
One was issued to commemorate the official opening of the Telecom Business Centre in May 1990.

     


       

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