The silver proof coin is the epitome of elegance and craftsmanship featuring the New Zealand fairy tern in three-dimensional glory.
Struck from 0.999 silver in proof quality
Featuring the New Zealand fairy tern in three-dimensional glory
Worldwide mintage of 4,000.
The $5 proof coin has been struck from 0.999 silver. The coin features the New Zealand fairy tern in three-dimensional glory, both as a bird in flight and in its natural nesting habitat. The mother and chicks are depicted in an egg-shaped vignette to reinforce the importance of every egg to the species survival, as it strives to overcome the everyday threats to its existence.
|Denomination:||Five New Zealand dollars|
|Weight:||1 troy oz|
|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:||4,000|