Collect a piece of New Zealand history with this stunning gold proof coin.
- New Zealand’s second-ever .5g gold proof coin
- Minted from 0.9999 gold
- A part of the 'smallest gold coins of the world' series
- Reverse features a delicate replica of the NZ 50-cent coin artwork featuring HMS Endeavour
- Worldwide mintage of 3,000.
This delicate and minuscule 11mm 0.9999 gold proof coin weighs in at just half a gram. The design of the New Zealand 50c coin is minted in fine detail, with the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. The illustration on the reverse features the HMS Endeavour, the ship on which Captain James Cook became the first Briton to reach New Zealand, and Mount Taranaki in the background. Used in Captain Cook’s first of three voyages to New Zealand, the Endeavour would have passed by Mount Taranaki early in the year 1770 as it was sailed down to Ship Cove in the South Island after first anchoring in Turanganui (Poverty Bay) in the North Island.
|Denomination:||50c Gold Coin|
|Obverse design:||Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom|
|Reverse design:||NZ 50c Coin featuring HMS Endeavour|
|Worldwide mintage limit:||3,000|
|Mint:||Mint of Norway|