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2003 New Zealand Annual Coin: Giant Kokopu Brilliant Uncirculated Numismatic Cover

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To celebrate this native fish, we made a special limited edition product containing the best of both worlds - stamps and a coin!


  • Brilliant uncirculated coin, silver in colour
  • Included all five stamps from the 2003 Scenic - Waterways issue
  • Limited edition product.


This exquisitely designed five dollar coin celebrated the Giant Kokopu (also known as the Māori trout) – a seldom seen but significant native fish of New Zealand.

The brilliant uncirculated coin in this philatelic numismatic cover (PNC) was made of a copper-nickel mixed metal and was silver in colour. 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.

The unique first day cover itself portrayed an image of the Giant Kokopu swimming in a stream. All five stamps from the 2003 Scenic - Waterways issue were affixed to this cover and it was cancelled with the Waterways datestamp.

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand and New Zealand Post logos were displayed on the back of the cover along with additional information about this native fish.

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: 400
Mint: Royal Australian Mint