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2020 Discover New Zealand - Tui Silver Proof Coin

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Collect the first in the Discover New Zealand series with a stunning coin celebrating New Zealand’s unique tūī bird.


  • The first coin in a new series celebrating New Zealand’s natural wonders
  • Minted from 0.999 silver with selective colour
  • Low worldwide mintage of 1,000
  • Features a stunning image of the tūī, a bird unique to Aotearoa New Zealand.


The hero of this coin is a stunning photographic image of the tūī feeding from harakeke, New Zealand flax, with the background of the central image printed over a layer of white ink to highlight the bird in the foreground. This vivid image will be framed by the engraved high-relief kaitiaki (guardian). The kaitiaki not only acts as a unifying feature that acknowledges Māori as tangata whenua (the people of the land), but is a minder or caregiver, protecting the taonga (treasure) encapsulated by the coin.

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Denomination: One New Zealand dollar
Finish: Proof with select colour
Composition: 0.999 silver
Weight: 1oz
Diameter: 40mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: Tui and Kaitiaki
Designed by: Dave Burke, Tauranga, New Zealand
Worldwide mintage limit: 1,000
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint