Just like the industrious honey bee, this 1oz silver proof coin has a lot to offer.
- Minted from 0.999 silver with selective colour
- Features honeycomb partially filled with resin - replicating real honey
- Limited worldwide mintage of just 1,500
- Unique honeycomb shape
- Each coin includes a unique numbered certificate.
The hexagonal shape of the coin is based on a cell of honeycomb in a hive. In the honey-making process, worker bees build a honeycomb structure of cells where nectar and pollen are stored, and larvae develop.
The honey bee is brought to life on the coin with three-dimensional engraving and colour printing. It’s depicted sitting on the honeycomb, which has been partially filled with translucent amber-coloured resin - replicating real honey!
|Denomination:||One New Zealand dollar|
|Finish:||Proof with selective colour and resin|
|Weight:||1 troy oz|
|Diameter:||46mm x 40mm|
|Obverse design:||Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom|
|Reverse design:||Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) on honeycomb|
|Designed by:||Hannah Stancliffe-White, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Worldwide mintage limit:||1,500|
|Mint:||BH Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH|