2003 New Zealand Annual Coin: Giant Kokopu Silver Proof Set

The exclusive Five Dollar Silver Proof coin featuring the Giant Kokopu takes pride of place in this special silver proof set which includes New Zealand's six circulation coin denominations.

Highlights

  • New Zealand silver proof coin set
  • Featuring the Five Dollar Giant Kokopu Silver Proof Coin

The exclusive five dollar coin in this 2003 proof collection celebrated the Giant Kokopu – a seldom seen but significant native fish.

Completing the set were New Zealand’s six circulation coin denominations. Each coin was struck to a frosted proof finish, with the obverse side featuring Ian Rank-Broadley’s image of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The presentation folder included information about this New Zealand native fish.

Silver Proof Coin

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

New Zealand Two Dollars (NZD $2)

Denomination: Two New Zealand dollars
Finish: Frosted proof
Composition: 92% copper, 6% aluminium and 2% nickel
Weight: 10 grams
Diameter: 26.5mm
Edge treatment: Fully milled plus a channel with ten raised beads
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, England
Reverse design: White Heron
Mint: Royal Australian Mint

New Zealand One Dollar (NZD $1)

Denomination: One New Zealand dollar
Finish: Frosted proof
Composition: 92% copper, 6% aluminium and 2% nickel
Weight: 8 grams
Diameter: 23mm
Edge treatment: Eight alternate segments, four plain milled and four plain
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, England
Reverse design: Kiwi
Mint: Royal Australian Mint

New Zealand 50 Cents

Denomination: 50 New Zealand cents
Finish: Frosted proof
Composition: 75% copper and 25% nickel
Weight: 13.61 grams
Diameter: 31.75mm
Edge treatment: Five eually spaced 6.35mm, plain segments and four milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, England
Reverse design: HMS Endeavour
Mint: Royal Australian Mint

New Zealand 20 Cents

Denomination: 20 New Zealand cents
Finish: Frosted proof
Composition: 75% copper and 25% nickel
Weight: 11.31 grams
Diameter: 28.58mm
Edge treatment: Fully milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, England
Reverse design: Māori carving
Mint: Royal Australian Mint

New Zealand 10 Cents

Denomination: 10 New Zealand cents
Finish: Frosted proof
Composition: 75% copper and 25% nickel
Weight: 5.66 grams
Diameter: 23.62mm
Edge treatment: Fully milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, England
Reverse design: Māori carved head
Mint: Royal Australian Mint

New Zealand 5 Cents

Denomination: Five New Zealand cents
Finish: Frosted proof
Composition: 75% copper and 25% nickel
Weight: 2.83 grams
Diameter: 19.43mm
Edge treatment: Fully milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, England
Reverse design: Tuatara
Mint: Royal Australian Mint