STANDARD SATELLITES

Issued February 1990


Reference Number

NZ-G-10
NZ-G-11
NZ-G-12
NZ-G-13
NZ-G-14

Denomination

$2
$5
$10
$20
$50

Description

Satellite Dish
Satellite Dish
Satellite Dish
Satellite Dish
Satellite Dish
Control Number

3NZLA
3NZLB
3NZLC
3NZLD
3NZLE
Quantity

450,000
1,542,974
661,750
207,161
26,400


This issue, supposedly the third issue, actually got released after the fourth issue, the Commonwealth Games. The Standard Satellites issue used the same design as the First Satellites issue,
but the shades were somewhat lighter, and the words in the top right corner were removed. This issue was intended to be around for a long period of time, which meant that there would be a requirement for reprints.

The serial numbers on the early New Zealand cards are very hard to read. It wasn't until the numbers were printed on a silver strip that they became more readable.

The $2 is known with European Zeros in the serial number.

The original $5 was reprinted with the same 3NZLB number. It can be indentified from the original by the fact that it has more bevelled edges and a
very thin blue line is visible along one or two edges. Two other reprints came with a control number of 4NZLA, and also with 3NZLB on a Silver Strip.


The $10 was reprinted with a control number of 4NZLB & 2NZLC, and also with 3NZLC & 4NZLB on a Silver Strip.


The original $20 was reprinted with the same 3NZLD number. It can be indentified from the original by its deeper chocolate brown shade, but more easily by the absence
of a small white dot below the "L" in Telecom. This dot is present on all other printings of the $20 card. Three other reprints have the control numbers 5NZLC, 2NZLD, & 4NZLC.

 

The $50 card can be found in two different shades. One is deep rich crimson and the other a somewhat dull crimson.

Deep Crimson                                              Dull Crimson


       

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