Five Year Silver Proof Coin Set Includes 2014, 2015 & 2016 Coin

As part of the First World War five year programme, New Zealand Post will issue legal tender commemorative coins. These highly collectable and intricately designed silver proof and gold proof coins highlight New Zealanders roles in the war in 1916. The five-year silver proof coin continuity set looks at the role of the HMS New Zealand in the Battle of Jutland.

Highlights:

  • Minted from 0.999 silver with selective colour
  • Limited worldwide mintage of 1,000
  • Coin is the third in a highly collectable five coin continuity set
  • Coin depicts the HMS New Zealand during the Battle of Jutland - the biggest naval battle of the First World War
  • Collectable coin set with each coin representing the different roles that New Zealanders had in the war
     

The third in our special five-year continuity set, this 1oz silver proof coin with selective colour illustrates New Zealand’s involvement in the Battle of Jutland, which would prove to be the war’s biggest naval battle. The Imperial German Navy’s High Seas Fleet attacked the larger British Royal Navy Grand Fleet on 31 May 1916, near Denmark’s Jutland Peninsula, and the battlecruiser HMS New Zealand helped the British to hold the line. By the early hours of 1 June, with 25 ships lost and 10,000 men dead on both sides, the Germans retreated. Tactically it was a draw, but strategically it proved a British victory and a critical point in the war.

Note: If you previously purchased the 1914 and 1916 coin you should have been contacted about purchasing the 1916 coin to add to your set.

Denomination: One New Zealand dollar
Finish: Proof
Composition: 0.999 silver
Weight: 1 troy oz
Diameter: 40mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: The HMS New Zealand at the Battle of Jutland
Worldwide mintage limit: 1,000
Mint: Royal Australian Mint

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Price: $417.00