2010 Maui's Dolphin Silver Proof Coin
The silver proof coin is the perfect way to pay tribute to Maui's Dolphin.
- Silver proof coin
- Maui's Dolphin design
Sail the waters off the North Island’s north-western coast and you may be treated to a sight of the world’s rarest marine dolphin – and the hero of New Zealand Post’s 2010 annual coin.
A Maui’s dolphin and its calf leap from the waves in the $5 proof-finish coin, struck in 0.999 fine silver and to a mintage limit of just 4,000 worldwide. The coastline in the background includes Mt Taranaki (or Mt Egmont as it’s also known) – New Zealand’s most perfectly formed volcano, which rises 2,518 metres above sea level. Considered ‘dormant’ rather than extinct, Mt Taranaki last erupted in 1775.
|Denomination:||New Zealand five dollars (NZD $5)|
|Composition:||Pure silver (0.999)|
|Obverse design:||Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, England|
|Reverse design:||Maui's Dolphin by Ken Wright, Cue Design|
|Mint:||Royal Dutch Mint|
|Worldwide mintage limit:||4,000 coins|