2003 New Zealand Annual Coin: Giant Kokopu Silver Proof Coin

We paid tribute to one of New Zealand's endangered fish species with this special silver proof coin featuring the Giant Kokopu.

Highlights

  • Silver proof coin with gold plating
  • Featured New Zealand's rarest native fish, the Giant Kokopu.

This superbly designed pure silver frosted proof five dollar coin celebrated the Giant Kokopu (also known as the Māori trout) - a seldom seen but significant native fish of New Zealand.

Struck to the exceptionally high standards of the Royal Australian Mint, this coin had been selectively plated with gold to enhance its design.

The reverse of the coin displayed a carefully crafted image of the Giant Kokopu; while the obverse contained Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Denomination: Five New Zealand dollars
Finish: Proof
Composition: 99.9% fine silver with selective gold plating
Weight: 28.28 grams
Diameter: 38.74mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, England
Reverse design: Giant Kokopu
Designed by: Michel McHalick, Wellington, New Zealand
Worldwide mintage limit: 6,000
Mint: Royal Australian Mint