We paid tribute to one of New Zealand's endangered fish species with this special silver proof coin featuring the Giant Kokopu.
- Silver proof coin with gold plating
- Featured New Zealand's rarest native fish, the Giant Kokopu.
This superbly designed pure silver frosted proof five dollar coin celebrated the Giant Kokopu (also known as the Māori trout) - a seldom seen but significant native fish of New Zealand.
Struck to the exceptionally high standards of the Royal Australian Mint, this coin had been selectively plated with gold to enhance its design.
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|
|Composition:||99.9% fine silver with selective gold plating|
|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:||6,000|
|Mint:||Royal Australian Mint|