2019 New Zealand Proof Currency Set - Coin Year Set
2019 New Zealand Proof Currency Set - Coin Year Set for only GBP £102.63
- Dave Burke, New Zealand
- BH Mayer
- 0.999 Silver
- 1 Troy Oz
- One New Zealand Dollar
The 2019 New Zealand Proof Currency Set includes proof versions of the 10-cent, 20-cent, 50-cent, one dollar and two dollar circulating coins. These currency coins celebrate Aotearoa’s unique culture, history and landscape.
The 10-cent coin is the lowest denomination coin in New Zealand currency, and replaced the New Zealand shilling coin in 1967. As part of changes to New Zealand currency in 2006, the circulating coin became smaller and is now made of copper-plated steel. The reverse features a kōruru (carved mask) with heke (rafter) patterns.
When introduced in 1967 the 20-cent piece replaced the New Zealand florin coin. Initially the coin featured a kiwi, but this was changed in 1990 to a carving of Pūkākī, a well known chief of the Ngāti Whakaue tribe. When the silver decimal currency was changed in 2006, the 20-cent piece was redesigned with a ‘Spanish flower’ milling.
The largest denomination of the original decimal coins, the 50-cent piece replaced the crown coin (five shillings) in 1967. Since its conception, the 50-cent piece has featured the HMS Endeavour on the reverse, the ship on which Captain Cook became the first Briton to reach New Zealand.
The New Zealand one-dollar coin was introduced in 1991 to replace the one-dollar note. The reverse features New Zealand’s iconic kiwi surrounded by silver ferns. The kiwi was promoted from its position on the 20-cent coin to bring to life the well-known term 'Kiwi dollar'.
The two-dollar coin was introduced in 1991 when the two-dollar note was retired. The reverse features a kōtuku (eastern great egret, or white heron), which is held in high regard in Māori culture. Kōtuku are considered to embody rarity, grace and beauty and are considered inhabitants of the spirit world.
HighlightsStunning versions of New Zealand’s decimal currency coins Worldwide mintage of 1,000 sets Each coin is dated 2019 Includes colour-printed North Island Takahē coin, not available anywhere else.
The set features proof versions of New Zealand’s circulating currency coins. Each coin is specially dated 2018. Collectively the coins feature many well-known New Zealand symbols such as the Māori carved mask, known as a ‘kōruru’ on the 10-cent coin, and the HMS Endeavour, the ship of Captain James Cook, on the 50-cent coin.
As well as the proof versions of New Zealand’s circulating currency coins, the set also includes a colour-printed version of the 2019 New Zealand Annual Coin, North Island Takahē. This coin is only available as part of the 2019 New Zealand Proof Currency Set. This stunning 1oz silver proof coin was designed by New Zealand artist Dave Burke. The extinct North Island takahē is imagined here with the plumage of its South Island counterpart. The takahē is encircled by unique koru designs, layered to make the bird’s beak visually protrude from the flat surface.
The coin is also available separately, with a $5 face value and with a clean, silver proof finish.
There are only 1,000 of these collectable sets available and each one comes housed in a beautiful display box to keep them in pristine condition.