Image of the week: 10 – 16 July

50 years ago, on 10 July 1967, New Zealand made the switch to decimal currency!

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Prior to replacing pounds, shillings and pence with dollars and cents, artists were invited to submit designs for consideration. UC’s Art Collection includes James Johnstone’s unsuccessful, though well liked designs. Read more about his work in the online exhibition here:

http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/johnstone/james/coin.shtml

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