2009 Icons of New Zealand
In a series of coins released annually over three years , this Icons of New Zealand coin is the first to celebrate the uniqueness of our country and depicts a kiwi with another icon of New Zealand’s beautiful natural environment.
Unique to New Zealand and once numbered in the millions, sadly all five species of kiwi are now listed as endangered and are rarely seen in their natural habitat. The rarest kiwi species is the rowi and, with only a few hundred left, it is now only found in the wild in a very small region of the South Island.
The survival of the kiwi for future generations is dependant on the success of breeding and protection programmes set up by sanctuaries across New Zealand.
Whether it’s the perfect accompaniment to an existing collection or a unique gift for someone special, order your limited-edition silver icons of New Zealand coin today.