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.
|Denomination:||One New Zealand dollar|
|Finish:||Proof with select colour|
|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|