Every year New Zealand Post releases a coin commemorating one of Aotearoa's extinct animals. This vivid coin recalls the recently discovered Chatham Island crested penguin, a unique species that existed on this remote archipelago until only a few hundred years ago.
- First commemorative coin in the world to feature this recently discovered species
- Very low worldwide mintage of 750
- Designed by renowned New Zealand artist Dave Burke
- $5 denomination
- Minted from 0.999 silver.
This vividly illustrated 2oz silver proof coin was designed by New Zealand artist Dave Burke. Two Chatham Island crested penguins are imagined here with a stormy backdrop familiar to inhabitants of the Chatham Islands. The birds are encircled by an arc of koru designs. The coin is also available in a 1oz format as part of the 2020 New Zealand Proof Currency Set.
|Denomination:||Five New Zealand dollars|
|Obverse design:||Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom|
|Reverse design:||Chatham Island crested penguins|
|Deisgned by:||Dave Burke, Tauranga, New Zealand|
|Worldwide mintage limit:||750|
|Mint:||B.H. Mayer's Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH|