2013 New Zealand Proof Currency Set

The 2013 New Zealand proof currency set includes each of New Zealand’s circulating currency designs in proof quality, uniquely dated 2013 as well as the 2013 New Zealand annual coin in brilliant uncirculated quality.

Highlights

  • Complete set of proof-quality New Zealand currency coins
  • Featuring the NZ$5 2013 New Zealand Annual Coin: Short-tailed bat brilliant uncirculated coin
  • All coins in the set are dated 2013
  • Features a new look celebrating Wellington
  • Affordable new price
  • Worldwide mintage of 1,500

Included in the proof currency set is the 2013 New Zealand annual coin in brilliant uncirculated quality. This unique $5 coin features the New Zealand short-tailed bat (Mystacina tuberculata). This ancient species is unique to New Zealand, and is listed by the Department of Conservation as a ‘species of highest conservation priority’.

The 10 cent coin features a Māori carved mask or ‘koruru’ with Māori rafter patterns. Koruru are usually mounted on the gables of wharenui (meeting houses) and are referred to as ‘the guardians of the house’.

The Māori carving shown on the 20 cent coin is a reproduction of a carving of an 18th century Māori warrior leader called Pukaki, who was a rangatira (chief) of the Ngāti Whakaue iwi of Te Arawa in the Rotorua district.

The 50 cent coin depicts the HMS Endeavour – the vessel commanded by Lieutenant James Cook on his first voyage of discovery to Australia and New Zealand. Mount Taranaki (Egmont) is shown in the distance.

New Zealand’s national bird and beloved icon, the kiwi, appears on the $1 coin. This small, flightless bird has been in New Zealand for more than 60 million years, and is largely nocturnal.

The $2 coin features the kotuku (white heron). The kotuku is one of New Zealand’s rarest birds and is held in particularly high regard in Māori mythology.

Each of the coins in this iconic set is New Zealand legal tender and the mintage is limited to 1,500 worldwide. At a price of just $119.90, make sure you don’t miss out on this exciting new addition to New Zealand Post’s coin programme.

Brilliant Uncirculated 2013 Annual Coin:

Denomination: Five New Zealand dollars
Finish: Brilliant uncirculated 
Composition: Copper-nickel
Diameter: 38.7mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: New Zealand short-tailed bat (Mystacina tuberculata)
Worldwide mintage limit: 2,000
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint
 

New Zealand two dollars:

Denomination: Two New Zealand dollars
Composition: Brass
Weight: 11.25g
Diameter: 26.50mm
Edge treatment: Milled with a channel with 10 raised beads
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: The kotuku (white heron)
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint

New Zealand one dollar:

Denomination: One New Zealand dollar
Composition: Brass
Weight: 8.60g
Diameter: 23.00mm
Edge treatment: Eight alternate segments, four milled and four plain
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: New Zealand's national bird, the kiwi
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint

New Zealand 50 cents:

Denomination: Fifty New Zealand cents
Composition: Copper-nickel
Weight: 5.60g
Diameter: 24.75mm
Edge treatment: Un-milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: The HMS Endeavour with Mount Taranaki (Egmont) in the distance
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint

New Zealand 20 cents:

Denomination: Twenty New Zealand cents
Composition: Copper-nickel
Weight: 4.45g
Diameter: 21.75mm
Edge treatment: Spanish flower
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: A carving of an 18th century Māori leader called Pukaki
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint

New Zealand 10 cents:

Denomination: Ten New Zealand cents
Composition: Copper
Weight: 3.70g
Diameter: 20.50mm
Edge treatment: Un-milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: A Māori carved mask or 'koruru' with Māori rafter patterns
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint