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2019 New Zealand Space Pioneers Silver Proof Coin

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In 2019 the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, offering New Zealand a chance to reflect on its own contributions to the space sciences. This stunning silver proof coin is a celebration of Kiwis’ place among the pioneers who have furthered our knowledge of the Universe.


  • Minted from 0.999 silver with selective colour
  • Low worldwide mintage of 1,500 coins
  • Finished with a recessed background and finely detailed textures
  • Released in 2019, the 50th anniversary of the historic Moon landing
  • Each coin comes with a unique numbered certificate.


This 1oz silver proof coin depicts a view of Earth from behind the Moon. New Zealand is visible and above it hangs the Southern Cross, in a nod to the stars on New Zealand’s flag. The rim of the coin is designed to look like the inside of a rocket or space station window. The text on the rim of the coin and the Southern Cross is mirrored, and the Moon has a pitted 3D-like texture. The background is recessed to create a sense of depth.

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Denomination: One New Zealand dollar
Finish: Proof
Composition: 0.999 silver
Weight: 1oz
Diameter: 40mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Shape: Round
Reverse design: A view of Earth from behind the moon with the Southern Cross constellation above
Designed by: Hannah Fortune, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand
Worldwide mintage limit: 1,500
Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH
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