Architectural Heritage - Auckland Sky Tower Silver Proof Coin

The ‘Architectural Heritage’ coin features New Zealand’s Sky Tower. At 328 metres tall (1,076 feet), it’s the tallest man-made structure in the Southern Hemisphere. This striking silver coin features the Sky Tower and the iconic Auckland skyline.
 

Highlights:

  • The second collaboration between New Zealand Post and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand
  • Limited worldwide mintage of 2,000
  • Minted by British Royal Mint
  • Features the iconic Sky Tower
  • Stunning $5 silver proof coin
     

Available in this issue is this stunning silver proof coin featuring Auckland’s Sky Tower. Construction of the Sky Tower began in 1994 and was completed in 1997, requiring lasers and GPS satellite to guide the construction. The tower attracts over 1,000 visitors per day and has several floors and areas open to the public, including New Zealand’s only revolving restaurant. The tower also functions as a transmitter being Auckland’s main FM radio transmitter and hosting the largest FM combiner in the world.
 

Denomination: Five New Zealand dollar
Finish: Silver frosted-Proof
Composition: 0.925 Silver
Weight: 28.28 grams
Diameter: 38.61mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: Sky tower by Comms Art Design, Wellington
Designed by: Australia Post Design Studio, Melbourne, Australia.
Worldwide mintage limit: 2,000
Mint: British Royal Mint, United Kingdom
Architectural Heritage

Take a look at the commemerative stamps that were also part of this issue.