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2020 Kaka Silver Proof Coin

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This 1oz silver proof coin celebrates the kākā as a taonga (treasure) of Aotearoa New Zealand.


  • Legal tender New Zealand coin dated 2021
  • Minted from 0.999 silver
  • Incorporates beautiful artwork by NZ artist Ben Timmins
  • First-ever commemorative coin to celebrate the kākā, an endemic New Zealand parrot
  • Presented in an elegant case with an individually numbered certificate of authenticity.


This coin features an illustration of the kākā painted by New Zealand artist Ben Timmins. In the background two ferns crown the bird, as a symbol of protection and guardianship. The ferns are engraved, and the background colour treated to give greater depth to the imagery and highlight the kākā painting. 

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Denomination: One New Zealand dollar
Finish: Proof with selective 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: Kākā
Designed by: Ben Timmins, Taranaki, New Zealand
Worldwide mintage limit: 1,000
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint