2010 Icons of New Zealand Gold Proof Coin

Struck from 24-carat gold, this is the premier coin of the 2010 collection.

Highlights

  • 24-carat gold coin
  • Second issue in the three-year series
  • Combines the kiwi and the Southern Cross
  • Worldwide mintage limit: 1,800; closing worldwide mintage: 1,300

These handsome coins are the second in a three-year series that presents New Zealand’s most loved bird, the kiwi, together with another distinctly ‘New Zealand’ icon. In 2010 the image is the Southern Cross – our official emblem and one of the smallest constellations known.

Just 1,800 of these pure gold (0.999) proof $10 coins are available worldwide – a reflection of their prestige in the international collecting community. The 2009 gold proof coin was a sellout success and this is another superb example of the mint’s work. Beautifully presented in an elegant case, each coin includes an individually numbered authentication certificate.

Denomination: New Zealand ten dollars (NZD $10)
Composition and finish: Pure gold proof (0.999)
Weight: ¼ ounce
Diameter: 26.0mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, England
Reverse design: Symbolic kiwi with Southern Cross
Mint: BH Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH
Original worldwide mintage limit: 1,800 coins
Worldwide mintage limit closed at: 1,300 coins