Monday, 30 July 2018

$ 100 note - Reading





Emest :
This is the $ 100 note and is a red maroon note. The man is Emest
Rutherford of Nelson also known as Lord Rutherford.
He is on the note because he discovered he was the first person to split an
atom in 1908.  He is also known as the father of nuclear physics.



Nobel prize:  
The gold coin like shape on the note is the nobel prize Emest had won.


Background:  
The pattern used as a background on the $100 is called Whakaaro Kotahi .
Whakaaro Kotahi is a symbol used to represent the unity of the six Iwi of
Whakatu Marae in the Nelson area. Rutherford is identified strongly in
the Nelson area and when he accepted his participation in it he was known
as Lord Rutherford of Nelson. He always considered this part of New Zealand
home.


Colour changing bird:
The colour changing Yellow head is a symbol as well as a security feature.
As you move the note, the colour inside the bird changes and a bar rolls
diagonally across the bird.


Holographic window:
The holographic window on the note is also a part of the security features,
if you look at the note in a different angle you will see a shine of rainbow colours.


The Yellowhead :
The yellow head is a small and colourful bird. It nests in tree holes and it
can be found on small isolated parts in the South Island.
The south island lichen moth:
The moth on the backside of the hundred dollar note is also known
as the zebra moth. The south island moth can be found in fiordland forest .
The moths are camouflaged against the lichens on the tree trunks.  


Raised Ink :
You can feel the raised ink on the large numbers and words
“ Reserve Bank of New Zealand”.  It’ s main role on the note is for security.

Eglinton Valley :
Eglinton valley is located within the Fiordland National Park.
It is home to red beech forest and Yellow head birds.


End:
There are so many different features on the New Zealand
hundred dollar note.  All the notes from different countries have security
features. New Zealand has their features on the note as their nationality as the
national birds and the famous places in New Zealand are represented on the note.

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