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2009 Southern Right Whale Silver Bullion Coin

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Making an impressive comeback from near extinction, this giant of the sea has survived against huge odds!


  • Silver (0.999) bullion coin
  • Southern Right Whale design
  • Presented in style
  • Worldwide mintage limit: 11,500.


The 2009 Southern Right Whale coin is attractively packaged in a free standing 3-panelled authentication card, which tells the story of the animal, its history and importance to New Zealand. Designed locally and with an emphasis on their fierce reputation, this is your opportunity to own this terrifying giant in pure silver.

Denomination: New Zealand one dollar (NZD $1)
Composition: Pure silver (0.999)>
Finish: Specimen quality bullion
Weight: 1 ounce
Diameter: 40.0mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, England
Reverse design: Southern Right Whale by Ken Wright, Cue Design
Mint: BH Mayer’s Kunstprageantstalt GmbH