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2010 Maui's Dolphin Silver Proof Coin

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The silver proof coin is the perfect way to pay tribute to Maui's Dolphin.


  • Silver proof coin
  • Maui's Dolphin design
  • Presented in style
  • Worldwide mintage limit: 4,000.


Sail the waters off the North Island’s north-western coast and you may be treated to a sight of the world’s rarest marine dolphin – and the hero of New Zealand Post’s 2010 annual coin.

A Maui’s dolphin and its calf leap from the waves in the $5 proof-finish coin, struck in 0.999 fine silver and to a mintage limit of just 4,000 worldwide. The coastline in the background includes Mt Taranaki (or Mt Egmont as it’s also known) – New Zealand’s most perfectly formed volcano, which rises 2,518 metres above sea level. Considered ‘dormant’ rather than extinct, Mt Taranaki last erupted in 1775.

Denomination: New Zealand five dollars (NZD $5)
Composition: Pure silver (0.999)
Finish: Silver proof
Weight: 31.10g
Diameter: 38.70mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, England
Reverse design: Maui's Dolphin by Ken Wright, Cue Design
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint
Worldwide mintage limit: 4,000 coins