The silver proof coin showed alluvial gold being washed in a pan by hand – relating to the alluvial form in which gold was first discovered in Thames.
- Historical theme
- Minted from 99.9% fine silver with pure gold plating
- Low worldwide mintage.
This beautiful $1 silver gilded coin depicted the hand panning of alluvial gold from a river. Early alluvial gold discoveries, like that of Charles Ring in 1852, were an important forebear to the large scale gold mining rushes in the region that followed in the 1860s and 1870s.
|Denomination:||One New Zealand dollar|
|Composition:||99.9% fine silver with pure gold plating|
|Obverse design:||Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, England|
|Reverse design:||Gold panning in river|
|Worldwide mintage limit:||3,000|
|Mint:||The Perth Mint Australia|