2014 New Zealand Annual Coin: Kairuku Silver Proof Coin

Pay tribute to one of New Zealand’s most unique creatures known as the kairuku with this special coin issue - a giant penguin that once roamed Aotearoa. 


  • The coin highlights the uniqueness of the Kairuku – a giant penguin that once roamed New Zealand.
  • Minted from 0.999 silver.
  • Limited worldwide mintage of 1,500.

This 1oz silver proof coin highlights the uniqueness of this extinct species. The design features an artistic depiction of the Kairuku next to a height chart, emphasising its tall stature compared with its modern-day counterparts, alongside an image of the Kairuku swimming. The rim of the coin features the Māori name, alongside the English translation: 'diver who returns with food'.

Made from 1oz pure silver, this legal tender coin is the only $5 silver proof commemorative coin to be issued annually. With a mintage of just 1,500 coins worldwide, make sure you place your order today for this special coin.

Denomination: Five New Zealand dollars
Finish: Proof
Composition: 0.999 silver
Weight: 1 troy oz
Diameter: 40.00mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: Kairuku Penguin
Worldwide mintage limit: 1,500
Mint: BH Mayer's Kunstprageanstalt GmbH

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Price: $129.00