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2003 New Zealand Annual Coin: Giant Kokopu Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

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The 2003 annual brilliant uncirculated coin was expertly crafted and featured one of New Zealand's rarest and endangered native fish species, the Giant Kokopu.


  • Cupro nickel brilliant uncirculated coin
  • Featured New Zealand's rarest native fish, the Giant Kokopu.


The shy Giant Kokopu (also known as the Māori trout) had been thrust into the spotlight as the star of this superbly designed brilliant uncirculated $5 coin.

Struck to the exceptionally high standards of the Royal Australian Mint, this coin was mounted in a black jewellery case.

The reverse of the coin displayed a carefully crafted image of the Giant Kokopu; while the obverse contained Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Denomination: Five New Zealand dollars
Finish: Brilliant uncirculated
Composition: Cupro nickel
Weight: 27.22 grams
Diameter: 38.74mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, England
Reverse design: Giant Kokopu
Designed by: Michel McHalick, Wellington, New Zealand
Worldwide mintage limit: 8,000
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
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