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2009 Kakapo Silver Proof Coin

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The silver proof coin is the perfect way to pay tribute to the beautiful Kakapo.


  • Silver proof coin
  • Kakapo design
  • Presented in style
  • Worldwide mintage limit: 4,000.


The image of the delightfully endearing Kakapo is meticulously rendered in pure silver (0.999) on this $5 proof-finish coin. The stunning coin, designed locally, shows an image of a Kakapo on a low-lying branch. The icon design in the background emphasises the Kakapo’s link with its New Zealand home. These coins are limited to 4,000 and come with a numbered certificate.

Denomination: New Zealand five dollars (NZD $5)
Composition: Pure silver (0.999)
Finish: Silver frosted proof
Weight: 31.5g
Diameter: 38.65mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, England
Reverse design: Kakapo by Ken Wright, Cue Design>
Mint: Perth Mint
Worldwide mintage limit: 4,000 coins