2015 New Zealand Annual Coin: Huia

The 2015 New Zealand Annual Coin tells the story of one of New Zealand’s most treasured extinct birds – the huia.


  • Minted from 0.999 silver
  • Limited worldwide mintage of 1,500
  • Only $5 commemorative coin to be issued annually
  • Coin highlights the beauty of the iconic huia 

The 1oz silver proof coin has been designed by renowned Maori artist, Dave Burke and depicts the female huia sitting on a branch in three-dimensional relief. The manaia patterns in the background are symbolic of a mythical bird-like figure that is the messenger between the earthly and spiritual realms and the koru represent growth and reaching toward the light.

This legal tender coin is the only $5 silver proof commemorative coin to be issued annually and each coin includes an individually numbered certificate containing further information about the huia. With a mintage of just 1,500 worldwide, you’ll want to get your order in early for this unique coin.

Denomination: Five New Zealand dollar
Finish: Proof
Composition: 0.999 silver 
Weight: 1 troy oz
Diameter: 40mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: Huia with koru and manaia patterns in the background
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint
Worldwide mintage: 1,500

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Price: $129.00