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2009 Icons of New Zealand Silver Proof Coin

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Designed locally with a contemporary style, this silver proof coin features the kiwi alongside a stylised map of New Zealand.


  • 1oz silver proof coin
  • First in a series of three
  • Combines the kiwi and a stylised map of New Zealand
  • Worldwide mintage limit: 7,500 - only 200 remain!


The design of the pure gold and silver coins in 2009 reflects the strong connection the internationally recognised kiwi has with the land and with New Zealand. The position of the stylised map on the coin represents New Zealand’s location in the Southern Hemisphere.

Denomination: New Zealand one dollar (NZD $1)
Composition and finish: Pure silver proof (0.999)
Weight: 1 ounce
Diameter: 40.0mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth by Ian Rank-Broadley, England
Reverse design: New Zealand kiwi and stylised map
Mint: BH Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH
Worldwide mintage limit: 7,500 coins