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.
|Denomination:||One New Zealand dollar|
|Obverse design:||Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom|
|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|