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2019 Tiritiri Matangi Silver Proof Coin

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A classic structure, Tiritiri Matangi is the oldest lighthouse in New Zealand to still be in operation. This stunning 1oz silver proof coin shows the lighthouse guiding a sailboat towards Auckland Harbour. Its light beam is made with ultra violet ink, visible only under black light.


  • Features New Zealand's oldest operational lighthouse
  • Minted from 0.999 silver
  • Low worldwide mintage of 1,500 coins
  • Includes innovative ultra violet ink effect with black light in packaging.


New Zealand's oldest operational lighthouse is a well-recognised landmark. Here, the enduring Tiritiri Matangi breaks from its frame to sit near the edge of the coin as if coming out to meet you.

The blue light beam is made of UV ink that glows under black light. By day it is hidden and the lighthouse appears in a solid silver coin, and in the dark with the UV light embedded in the coin box, the light beam shines brightly over its harbour setting and illuminates a yacht from the nearby City of Sails, Auckland.

The ocean background is made from original koru-like motifs to connect the coin distinctly to New Zealand, and symbolise the churning sea.

Denomination: One New Zealand dollar
Finish: Proof with UV ink
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: Tiritiri Matangi lighthouse
Designed by: Hannah Fortune, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand
Worldwide mintage limit: 1,500
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint