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United States dollar to New Zealand Dollar exchange rates

See the current USD to NZD rate and learn the New Zealand Dollar’s history and its relationship to the US dollar

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The latest on the US dollar to New Zealand Dollar rates

It's difficult to forecast the US dollars to New Zealand dollars exchange rate, but we hope our historic rate graphs can guide you in your currency purchasing decisions.

One US dollar is currently worth NZD.

With Travelex, you can exchange your U.S. dollars to New Zealand Dollars online, discover the latest New Zealand Dollar exchange rates, compare historic rates and find out how USD to NZD rates compare against other currency exchange rates.

Coming back from New Zealand and have leftover currency? You can exchange your NZD to USD by mailing it in or visiting any of our Travelex locations. Check out the Sell Your Foreign Currency page to learn more!
The latest on the US dollar to New Zealand Dollar rates

The lowdown on the New Zealand Dollar

The first sovereign currency traded in New Zealand came into effect in 1840 and was known as the New Zealand pound. Before this time, both the Australian and British coins were used. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand was established in the 1930s, but it was only in 1967 when the New Zealand dollar replaced the pound. During this year, banknotes were introduced in denominations of $1, $2, $5, $10, $20 and $100. $50 notes were only added in 1983, with the $1 and $2 notes being replaced for coins in 1991.

The New Zealand dollar remains in the top ten traded currencies in the world, accounting for approximately 2.0% of the global foreign exchange market’s daily turnover.

Historic U.S. dollar to New Zealand Dollar rates

The New Zealand Dollar was initially pegged to the US Dollar at a rate of 1.62 USD to 1 NZD. The peg rate changed multiple times until 1985, when the currency began to freely float in the market.

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