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2015 UNESCO World Heritage Silver Proof Coin

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We’re issuing a special 1oz silver proof coin celebrating one of New Zealand’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Te Wahipounamu - South West New Zealand. This special silver proof coin has been minted in stunning high relief - so you can truly see the depth of the landscape.


  • Part of the official UNESCO coin programme
  • Officially approved by UNESCO
  • Celebrates the beauty of Te Wahipounamu - South West New Zealand
  • Features the kea in full colour against the background of Giant Gate Falls and Mount Aspiring
  • Minted from 0.999 silver
  • Limited worldwide mintage of 2,000.


New Zealand’s beloved and cheeky kea appears front and centre in full colour, with Giant Gate Falls and Mount Aspiring featuring in the background in amazing detail. Giant Gate Falls is the largest waterfall in New Zealand and can be found at the end of ‘the finest walk in the world’ - the Milford Track. Mount Aspiring National Park is the third largest national park in New Zealand, while the mountain itself sits at 3,027 metres high, making it the highest peak outside the Aoraki/Mount Cook region.

Denomination: One New Zealand dollar
Finish: Proof
Composition: 0.999 silver
Weight: 1 troy oz
Diameter: 40mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: Te Wahipounamu - South West New Zealand
Worldwide mintage limit: 2,000
Mint: BH Mayer Kunstprageanstalt GmbH