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2012 New Zealand Annual Coin: Fairy Tern Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

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An elegant and affordable option if you're looking for a gift to last for generations to come!


Features the New Zealand fairy tern both in flight and its natural nesting habitat
Crafted in copper-nickel
Worldwide mintage of 2,000.


The brilliant uncirculated $5 coin has been crafted in copper-nickel to a mintage limit of just 2,000. It features the New Zealand fairy tern both as a bird in flight and in its natural nesting habitat.

Denomination: Five New Zealand dollars
Finish: Brilliant uncirculated
Composition: Copper-nickel
Weight: 31.10g
Diameter: 38.7mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: Flying adult New Zealand fairy tern with mother and chicks in their common habitat
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint
Worldwide mintage limit: 2,000