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2006 Gold Rush Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

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This brilliant uncirculated coin depicted a representation of a historical image which showed gold miners on the West Coast.


  • Historical theme
  • Low worldwide mintage limit.


This $1 brilliant uncirculated coin depicted gold miners on the West Coast. They recovered gold by washing out alluvial material with high pressure water and passing this through a sluice. Gold rushes had a phenomenal impact on the West Coast region during the 1860's to mid-1870's.

Denomination: One New Zealand dollar
Finish: Brilliant uncirculated
Composition: Aluminum bronze
Weight: 20 grams
Diameter: 38.74mm
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, England
Reverse design: West Coast gold miners
Worldwide mintage limit: 2,000
Mint: The Perth Mint Australia