New Zealand currency today

New Zealand coin currency today consists of five decimal coins that represent different aspects of our culture and heritage.

Denomination Coin design Alloy Diameter Weight
10 Cent A Maori carved head or koruru under the figure “10” with Maori rafter patterns. Copper plated steel 20.5mm 3.31g
20 Cent Representation of a well-known Maori “pukaki” carving. Nickel plated steel 21.75mm 4.12g
50 Cent The barque Endeavour, commanded by Captain Cook, sailing south, with Mt. Taranaki (Egmont) in the distance under the figure “50”. Cupro-nickel 24.75mm 5.15g
1 Dollar The kiwi, bringing to reality the colloquial term ‘Kiwi Dollar’. Aluminium bronze 23mm 8.0g
2 Dollar The kotuku (white heron), flying right. The kotuku is one of New Zealand’s rarest birds and is held in particularly high regard in Maori mythology. Aluminium bronze 26.5mm 10.0g