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2009 Giants of New Zealand Silver Bullion Coin Set

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This limited edition set of five silver bullion coins displayed one of each of the giants that were also featured on the accompanying stamp issue.


  • Five pure silver coins that featured a different animal on each
  • Complete sets were only limited to 1,500 worldwide
  • Housed in an individually numbered case including an informative authentication booklet.


The five silver specimen coins were designed locally by Ken Wright at Cue Design and featured the giant eagle, southern right whale, giant weta, colossal squid and giant moa.

The coins were sold as an individually numbered set, including information about the giants and were presented in an engraved New Zealand made case crafted from ancient Kauri. The informative authentication booklet also included a stamp of each animal from the accompanying Giants of New Zealand stamp issue.

Denomination: One New Zealand dollar
Finish: Reverse proof-like
Composition: 0.999 silver
Weight: 1oz
Diameter: 40mm
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: Five coins, each one featured a giant animal: eagle, weta, southern right whale, moa, colossal squid
Designed by: Ken Wright at Cue Design
Worldwide mintage limit: 1,500 sets
Mint: BH Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH