2015 New Zealand Proof Currency Set

Introducing the 2015 New Zealand Proof Currency Set, featuring special proof versions of New Zealand’s iconic currency. To commemorate 100 years of the Anzac spirit, this currency set includes two special Anzac coins - the '2015 The Spirit of Anzac' premium silver proof coin and a unique non-colour proof version of the '2015 The Spirit of Anzac' commemorative circulating 50-cent coin.

Highlights:

  • Stunning versions of New Zealand’s decimal currency coins with a silver-proof one dollar coin
  • Includes exclusive non-colour proof version of 2015 The Spirit of Anzac commemorative 50-cent coin
  • Worldwide mintage of 1,000 sets
  • Each of the coins is uniquely dated 2015
  • Includes 2015 The Spirit of Anzac premium silver proof coin
     

New Zealand’s decimal currency was introduced in 1967 when New Zealand moved from the New Zealand pound to the New Zealand dollar. The current circulating coins are the 10-cent, 20-cent, 50-cent, one-dollar and two-dollar coins - and all are available in stunning proof quality in this beautifully presented circulating currency set.

Each coin is specially dated 2015, making this set a unique collectable to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign. The coins represent Aotearoa New Zealand’s unique culture, history and identity, and with just 1,000 sets available they won’t last long.

10-cent coin

The 10-cent coin is the lowest denomination coin in New Zealand currency, and replaced the New Zealand shilling coin in 1967. As part of changes to New Zealand currency in 2006, the circulating coin became smaller and is now made of copper-plated steel. The reverse features a koruru (carved mask) with heke (rafter) patterns.

20-cent coin

When introduced in 1967 the 20-cent piece replaced the New Zealand florin coin. Initially the coin featured a kiwi, but this was changed in 1990 to a carving of Pukaki, a well known chief of the Ngäti Whakaue tribe. When the silver decimal currency was changed in 2006, the 20-cent piece was redesigned with a ‘Spanish flower’ milling.

50-cent coin

The largest denomination of the original decimal coins, the 50-cent piece replaced the crown coin (five shillings) in 1967. Since its conception, the 50-cent piece has featured the HMS Endeavour on the reverse, the ship on which Captain Cook became the first Briton to reach New Zealand.

'2015 The Spirit of Anzac' commemorative 50-cent coin

In March 2015 to commemorate 100 years of the Anzac spirit, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (with New Zealand Post) released this special commemorative circulating coin. Just one million coins were produced and they were eagerly snapped up by the New Zealand public. This currency set is the only way to obtain the exclusive non-colour proof version of this coin.

One-dollar coin

The New Zealand one-dollar coin was introduced in 1991 to replace the one-dollar note. The reverse features New Zealand’s iconic kiwi surrounded by silver ferns. The kiwi was promoted from its position on the 20-cent coin to bring to life the well known term 'Kiwi dollar'.

Two-dollar coin

The two-dollar coin was introduced in 1991 when the two-dollar note was retired. The reverse features a kotuku (eastern great egret, or white heron), which is held in high regard in Mäori culture. Kotuku are considered to embody rarity, grace and beauty and are considered inhabitants of the spirit world.

The Spirit of Anzac in 1oz silver

To make this set extra special, we’ve also included the '2015 The Spirit of Anzac' premium silver proof coin. Minted from 1oz of silver, the design is a detailed replica of the 50-cent commemorative circulating coin, and adds a unique touch to this collectable currency set.
 

2015 The Spirit of Anzac Premium 1oz silver proof coin

Denomination: New Zealand 50 cent coin
Finish: Proof with selective colour
Composition: 0.999 silver
Weight: 1 troy oz
Diameter: 38.70mm
Edge treatment: Fully milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: New Zealand and Australian soldiers with mangopare and silver fern
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Worldwide mintage limit: 10,000 (9,000 available individually and 1,000 as part of the 2015 New Zealand Proof Currency Set)

New Zealand two dollars (NZD $2)

Composition: Brass
Weight: 11.25g
Diameter: 26.50mm
Edge treatment: Milled with a channel with ten 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 (NZD $1)

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

The Spirit of Anzac 50 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: New Zealand and Australian solderiers with mangopare and silver fern
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint

New Zealand 50 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

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

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

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Price: $195.00