This animated promo was one of a series that ran from 1966 to help inform the public about New Zealand’s shift to decimal currency. The existing imperial system divided pounds into 20 shillings and 240 pence, and required working out the fractions. In 1963 it was decided to ‘decimalise’ to make things simpler. Mr Dollar was the icon of the change; here, with the help of a Dad joke, he introduces the notes and coins, and the changeover date. Mr Dollar — along with 27 million banknotes and 165 million coins — officially marched into town on 10 July 1967.