CHIP SMART CARDS

(1999 - 2003)

(for 2004 onwards click here)

The first New Zealand Chip card  trials commenced in June 1999 at Devonport Navy Base on the North Shore in Auckland.   Two cards ($5 and $10) in print runs of 20,000 copies of each were used for the trial. Since then Telecom New Zealand has progressively installed  6,500 smartcard phones.  The machines can also accept credit cards and some also have an add on facility for accepting coins.  All Magnetic card phones were removed by the end of 1999.

1999 TRIAL CHIP CARD ISSUE

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$5 Blue/Grey

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$10 Yellow/Grey

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$20 Yellow/Blue

Face value Design Mint Fine Used Average Used
$5 Trial US$5 US$5 US$4
$10 Trial US$10 US$10 US$5
$20 Trial - - -
Pair of 2cards  ($5 & $10) US$15 US$15 US$8
 Note: The $20 card was only issued  in a print run of 500 copies in the trial card pack.  We can supply the pack for $80

       1999 (August) FIRST REGULAR ISSUE

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$5 Red Text

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$10 Green Text

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$20 Blue Text

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$50 Orange Text

Face value Design Mint Fine Used Average Used
$5 "New" US$3 US$1 US 50 cents
$10 "New" US$7 US$1 US 50 cents
$20 "New" US$15 US$2 US$1
$50 "New" US$30 US$15 US$10
Set of 4 Values complete US$55 US$18 US$10

1999, 2002 & 2005 REPLACEMENT CARDS.

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($20) Orange

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($20) Blue

Face value Design Mint Fine Used Average Used
($20) Orange (1999) US$15 US$3 US$1
($20) Blue (2002) US$15 US$5 US$3
($20) Green (2005) US$30 US$20 US$20

Note: The Orange card was issued as a replacement card for customers who wanted previous magnetic cards with value remaining on them replaced with a card for use in the new system. The Blue card was issued in late 2002 as a replacement for Orange Replacement and other chip cards which had expired before being used. The green card continued this task and was available from 2005 for those with 1999 or 2002 Replacement cards which had expired with value still on them.

1999 TECHNICIANS TEST CARD & PURPLE NEW CHIP CARDS

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$10 Purple Text

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( $20) Red Handset

Face value Design Mint Fine Used Average Used
$10 "New" US$20 - -
$20 Red handset US$50 - -
Pair of the two above cards mint in folder   $80
  Note:  500 pairs released to the collector market in October 1999

                                 1999 GEORGE CALVERT CLEANING ADVERTISING CARD

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$5 Cleaner

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$5 Cleaner

Face value Design Mint Fine Used Average Used
$5 Cleaner US$8 US$5 US$4
$5 Cleaner US$8 US$5 US$4
Note: 2,000 loose cards produced with 025 320 196 contact phone number on face and 2,500 cards produced with  phone number 0274 320 196 on face. This later printing was issued in 2003.

1999 "FREE" OVERPRINTED CARDS

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$5 Bonus card

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$10 Bonus card

Face value Design Mint Fine Used Average Used
$5 Overprint US$3 US$1 US$1
$10 Overprint US$8 US$2 US$1
Free$5label.jpg (15113 bytes) Note: the above two overprinted cards were supplied free to customers purchasing another card of twice the face value of the free card thus giving a one third discount. These cards were not sold by themselves. The explanatory label at left was supplied with each pair of cards. We can supply these labels with each purchase of the appropriate card.

1999 DISNEY - DONALD DUCK - PART FIVE

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$5 Donald & Daisy

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$5 Nephews

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$5 Donald & Dog

Face value Design Mint Fine Used Average Used
$5 Blue - - -
$5 Purple - - -
$5 Yellow - - -
Set of three Mint  US$20
Note: 860 sets of 3 produced

1999 IHC 50th ANNIVERSARY

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$5 Montage

Face value Design Mint Fine Used Average Used
$5 Montage US$6 - -
Note: 5,100 cards produced

1999 DISNEY - WINNIE THE POOH - PART THREE

 

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$5 Piglet & Balloon

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$5 Kanga & Roo

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$5 Tigger & Piglet

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$5 Pooh & Eeyore

Face Value Design Mint Fine Used Average Used
$5 Piglet - - -
$5 Kanga - - -
$5 Tigger - - -
$5 Pooh - - -
Set of 4 Values complete US$30 - -
Note: 860 sets only produced.

1999 DISNEY - MICKEY & DONALD STARS - PART FOUR

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$10 Mickey

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$10 Donald

Face value Design Mint Fine Used Average Used
$10 Mickey - - -
$10 Donald - - -
Pair of 2 Values complete US$30 - -
Note: 860 of each card sold in folders only.

1999 MILLENNIUM ISSUE

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$10 Sunrise

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$10 Children

Face value Design Mint Fine Used Average Used
$10 Sunrise US$7 US$1 US$1
$10 Children US$7 US$2 US$1
Pair of 2 Values complete US$14 US$3 US$2

1999 AMERICA'S CUP "HAURAKI HEROES"

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$5 Compass

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$10 Quest

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$20 Winds

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$50 Heroes

Face Value Design Mint Fine Used Average Used
$5 Compass US$3 US$1 US 50 cents
$10 Quest US$7 US$1 US 50 cents
$20 Winds US$15 US$2 US$1
$50 Heroes US$30 US$12 US$9
Set of 4 Values complete US$55 US$15 US$10

1999 SITEL CORPORATION

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Face Value Design Mint Fine Used Average Used
$5 North Island - - -
$5 South Island - - -
Pair of two cards US$20 - -

1999 FIRST OF - LAST OF PHONECARD MONTAGE PUZZLE

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Puzzle of 4 cards includes 2 magnetic cards at left and two chip cards at right

Face Value Design Mint Fine Used Average Used
$5 Cat & Dog - - -
$5 Maori & kiwiana - - -
Set of 4 cards in folder with 2 magnetic cards US$35 - -
Note: 500 folders sold to collectors.

1999 CHRISTCHURCH PHONECARD CLUB

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$5 Catalina Flying Boat

Face Value Design Mint Fine Used Average Used
$5 Aircraft US$15 - -
Note: 200 copies produced for club members. None sold to public.

1999 TELECOM CHRISTMAS CARD

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$5 Santa making call

Face Value Design Mint Fine Used Average Used
$5 Santa US$15 - -
Note: 1,500 copies gifted by Telecom to selected customers.

1999 TELEVISION ONE MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE

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$5 Map Logo

Face Value Design Mint Fine Used Average Used
$5 Logo US$15 - -
Note: 5,100 copies produced

1999 KAPANOL

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$5 Pill section

Face Value Design Mint Fine Used Average Used
$5 Pill Section - - -
Note: 2,100 copies produced. All given to doctors etc and none sold.

2000 SUPER 12 RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIPS

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$5   Blues

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$5 Chiefs

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$5 Crusaders

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$50 Emblems

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$5 Highlanders

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$5 Hurricanes

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$10 Supporters

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$20 Captains

Face Value Design Mint Fine Used Average Used
$5 Blues US $4 US $1 US 50 cents
$5 Chiefs US $4 US $1 US 50 cents
$5 Crusaders US $4 US $1 US 50 cents
$5 Highlanders US $4 US $1 US 50 cents
$5 Hurricanes US $4 US $1 US 50 cents
$10 Supporters US $8 US $2 US$1
$20 Captains US $18 US $4 US$3
$50 Emblems US $35 US$15 US$14
Set of 8 cards US$75 US$25 US$20

2000 CHINESE YEAR OF THE DRAGON

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$50 Dragon

Face Value Design Mint Fine Used Average Used
$50 Dragon US$60 - -
Note: 600 copies produced.

2000 EXTREME SPORTS

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$5 Abseiling

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$10 Snow boarder

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$20 Mountain Bike

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$50 Freefall

Face Value Design Mint Fine Used Average Used
$5 Abseiling US $4 US $1 US 50 cents
$10 Snowboarder US $8 US $1 US $1
$20 Mountain Bike US $18 US $3 US $2
$50 Freefall US $35 US $25 US$20
Set of 4 cards US $62 US $30 US$23
Note: Only 1,000 copies of the $50 card were printed.

2000 FUTURE CHAMPIONS

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$5 Rowing

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$5 Wind Surfing

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$10 Cycling

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$20 Hurdling

Face Value Design Mint Fine Used Average Used
$5 Rowing US $4 US $1 US 50 cents
$5 Wind Surfing US $4 US $1 US 50 cents
$10 Cycling US $8 US $2 US $1
$20 Hurdling US $18 US $4 US$2
Set of 4 cards US $30 US $7 US$4

Note: this set was reprinted several times. There was no chip set issued in 2001.

2002 PACIFICA

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This set of 2x $5 and a $10 and $20 card forms the jigsaw pattern shown above. The $50 value shows the complete pattern on a single card.

Face Value Design Mint Fine Used Average Used
$5 Baskets US $4 US $1 US 50 cents
$5 Fabrics US $4 US $1 US 50 cents
$10 Fruit US $8 US $2 US $1
$20 Fish US $18 US $3 US$2
$50 Montage US$40 US$10 US$7
Set of 5 cards US $70 US $16 US$10

2002 TRANSPORT INOVATIONS

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Face Value Design Mint Fine Used Average Used
$5 Maori Waka US $4 US $1 US 50 cents
$5 Jet Boat US $4 US $1 US 50 cents
$10 Can Am Race Car US $8 US $1 US $1
$10 Britten Superbike US $8 US $1 US$1
$20 Fell Steam Engine US $18 US$3 US$2
$20 Pearse Aircraft US$18 US$3 US$2
Set of 6 cards US $55 US $9 US$6

2002 BEAR NECESSITIES

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Face Value Design Mint Fine Used Average Used
$5 Bear Fishing US $4 US $1 US 50 cents
$5 3 Bears US $4 US $1 US 50 cents
$10 Polar Bears US $8 US $1 US $1
$10 Bear Cubs US $8 US $1 US$1
$20 Panda Bear US $16 US$3 US$2
Set of 5 cards US $38 US $8 US$4

2002 AMERICA'S CUP DEFENSE FOR 2003

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Face Value Design Mint Fine Used Average Used
$5 "Mark Cam" US $4 US $1 US 50 cents
$5 Loyal US $4 US $1 US 50 cents
$5 "Grinder Cam" US $4 US $1 US 50 cents
$10 Yacht US $8 US $2 US $1
$10 "Dolphin Cam" US $8 US $2 US $1
$20 "Seagull Cam" US $18 US $4 US$2
$50 "Challenger Cam" US $35 US$10 US$6
Set of 7 cards US $75 US $20 US$10

2003 HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE

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Face Value Design Mint Fine Used Average Used
$5 Space telescope US $4 US $1 US 50 cents
$5 Eagle Nebula US $4 US $1 US 50 cents
$10 Eskimo Nebula US $7 US $1 US $1
$10 Crab Pulsar US $7 US $1 US$1
$20 Dying Star US $15 US$3 US$2
Set of 5 cards US $35 US $7 US$5

2003 PENGUINS

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$5 Snares crested

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$5 Blue

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$10 Yellow-eyed

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$10 Erect-Crested

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$10 "Bluebird" penguin

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$20 King Penguins

Face Value Design Mint Fine Used Average Used
$5 Snares Crested US $4 US $1 US 50 cents
$5 Blue US $4 US $1 US 50 cents
$10 Yellow-eyed US $7 US $1 US $1
$10 Erect Crested US $7 US $1 US$1
$10 "Bluebird" penguin US$7 US$1 US$1
$20 King US $15 US$4 US$3
Set of 6 cards US $35 US $8 US$6

2003 LORD OF THE RINGS - RETURN OF THE KING

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$5 Denethor

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$5 Eowyn

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$5 Legolas

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$5 Smeagol

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$10 Frodo

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$10 Gandalf

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$10 Galadriel

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$20 Aragorn

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$20 Arwen

                          Set of 9 cards               Unused       US$80

Note: Only 2000 of each of the above cards were released and it is doubtful if we will ever see many used cards and so interested collectors are advised to purchase an unused set as soon as possible as this set promises to be very popular. The backs of the cards in this set have part of a puzzle on each which when all 9 cards are joined together they form a picture showing the ring. For those interested in Lord of the Rings, Telecom have also issued a set of cellphone calling cards which can be seen here

For cards issued since the above cards click here for our 2004 onwards listings


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