2011 Yellow Eyed Penguin Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

The brilliant uncirculated coin pictures the charming Yellow-eyed Penguin (hoiho) amongst the coastal flax where it nests.

Highlights

  • Copper-nickel coin
  • Yellow-eyed Penguin design
  • Special presentation card
  • Worldwide mintage limit: 2,000

The Yellow-eyed Penguin is the subject of New Zealand Post’s latest annual coin issue, which for the past eight years has showcased native endangered species. Sealed in a special presentation card, the brilliant uncirculated New Zealand legal tender coin has been meticulously crafted in copper nickel. This $5 coin features New Zealand's native Yellow-eyed Penguin amongst the coastal flax where it nests.

 

Denomination: New Zealand five dollars (NZD $5)
Finish: Brilliant uncirculated
Composition: Copper-nickel
Weight: 31.10g
Diameter: 38.7mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, England
Reverse design: The Yellow-eyed Penguin featured in its natural habitat
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint
Worldwide mintage limit: 2000 coins