New Zealand Post’s first-ever silver proof medallions celebrate the quirky and iconic road signs of Aotearoa. Premiering New Zealand Post’s own unique obverse design, these 0.999 silver limited-edition medallions are the first product in a new line of silver proof commemorative collectables.
- Minted from 0.999 silver with selective colour
- Low worldwide mintage of 300 sets
- Celebrating New Zealand’s unique and quirky road signs
- Each set comes with a uniquely numbered certificate.
Each of these ½oz silver proof medallions is an homage to one of New Zealand’s unique road signs, with distinctive yellow diamonds brought to life by a photographic image of each bird. The kiwi is a New Zealand icon - recognised worldwide for its distinctive shape, long beak and lack of conspicuous wings. Lesser known internationally but often seen by New Zealand’s roadsides, the pūkeko’s distinctive silhouette features on signs in parts of the North Island and on the west coast of the South Island. Little penguin signs are dotted along most of New Zealand’s coastlines. The obverse of these stunning medallions features a unique koru and fern design, with a stylised kiwi bird, designed by New Zealand artist Dave Burke.
|Finish:||Proof with colour printing|
|Weight:||3 x 1/2oz|
|Obverse design:||New Zealand Post obverse|
|Reserve design:||Medallion 1: kiwi road sign; medallion 2: penguin road sign; medallion 3: pūkeko road sign|
|Designed by:||New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Worldwide mintage limit:||300|
|Mint:||Sunshine Mint International Ltd|