FIRST REGULAR ISSUE

Issued August 1999


Reference Number

NZ-C-2A
NZ-C-2Aa
NZ-C-2B
NZ-C-2Ba
NZ-C-2C
NZ-C-2D
NZ-C-2E

Denomination

$5
$5
$10
$10
$20
$50
$10

Description

New Chip Phonecard Red
New Chip Phonecard Red "Free Overprint"
New Chip Phonecard Green
New Chip Phonecard Green "Free Overprint"
New Chip Phonecard Blue
New Chip Phonecard Orange
New Chip Phonecard Purple
Control Number

003
003
004
004
005
006
007
Quantity

605,000
??
270,000
??
118,000
7,000
700


The first regular issue of chip cards was in August 1999. The four cards were issued in their own separate cardboard pouches, as illustrated below.
The two overprinted cards were issued free to customers purchasing another card of twice the face value of the free card. They were not available by themselves.
The $10 Purple card was issued as a limited edition in October 1999 and has Collector Issue 1999 on the reverse, together with the Technicians Test Card, in a folder. Of the 700 Purple cards printed, only 500 were issued.


       

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