2020 New Zealand Proof Currency Set

In 2019, an international team of researchers extracted mitochondrial DNA from subfossil bones discovered in sand dunes on the Chatham Islands. This research has confirmed that until a few centuries ago a unique crested penguin species, Eudyptes warhami, existed on the Chatham Islands. Crested penguins of the genus Eudyptes are black and-white with yellow crests and red bills and eyes. Chatham Island crested penguins were among the largest of the crested penguins.

Highlights:

  • Stunning proof versions of New Zealand’s decimal currency coins
  • Low worldwide mintage of 750 sets
  • Each coin is specially dated 2020
  • Includes a 1oz Chatham Island Crested Penguin coin, only available in this set.

The set features proof versions of New Zealand’s circulating currency coins. Each coin is specially dated 2020. Collectively the coins feature many well-known New Zealand symbols such as the Māori carved mask, known as a ‘kōruru’ on the 10-cent coin, and the HMS Endeavour, the ship of Captain James Cook, on the 50-cent coin.

As well as the proof versions of New Zealand’s circulating currency coins, the set includes a 1oz version of the 2020 New Zealand Annual Coin - Chatham Island Crested Penguin. This coin is only available as part of the 2020 New Zealand Proof Currency Set. This vividly illustrated 1oz silver proof coin was designed by New Zealand artist Dave Burke. Two Chatham Island crested penguins are imagined here with a stormy backdrop familiar to inhabitants of the Chatham Islands. The birds are encircled by an arc of koru designs.

The coin is also available separately, at a 2oz weight with a $5 face value.

There are only 750 of these collectable sets available and each one comes housed in a beautiful display box to keep them in pristine condition.  

2020 New Zealand Proof Currency 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: Chatham Island crested penguins
Designed by: Dave Burk, Tauranga, New Zealand
Worldwide mintage limit: 750
Mint: B. H. Mayer's Kunstrpägeanstalt GmbH

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 kōtuku (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

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 'Pūkākī'
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 'kōruru' with Māori rafter patterns
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint

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Price: $199.00
2020 New Zealand Annual Coin - Chatham Island Crested Penguin

Discover the long-lost Chatham Island crested penguin.