The New Zealand $5 note is the banknote of the year 2015.
And this is the NZ$5 bill:
The man in the picture is Edmund Hillary, a New Zealander who with Tenzing Norgay became the first to reach the peak of Mount Everest. The mountain is the Mount Cook. The reverse of the note carries the image of a rare yellow-eyed penguin and local flora.
To be eligible, the note has to meet certain criteria –
Evaluators assess the note based on “artistic merit and/or innovative security features”. Kazakhstan has been the winner on three consecutive years: 2011, 2012 and 2013.
The International Bank Note Society was established in 1961 and boasts of over 20,000 members from around 100 countries.