In some countries, the monarchy is associated with the rose and thistle, but in New Zealand it is associated with the silver fern and the mānuka flower, as can be seen in the insignia of the New Zealand Royal Honours system. Beyond these symbols, there are few other places in the world where members of the royal family can be as informal and as accessible to the public as they are here in New Zealand. The monarchy in New Zealand is a modern, multicultural institution woven into the fabric of this country. This 1oz silver coin has been issued in honour of the 95th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
- Celebrating the 95th birthday of New Zealand’s monarch, Queen Elizabeth II
- Minted from 0.999 silver
- Low worldwide mintage of 950
- Presented in an elegant display case with a certificate of authenticity.
Featuring a portrait of the Queen, this coin has been made in celebration of Her Majesty’s 95th birthday and her important connection to New Zealand. A mānuka branch sits to the right of Her Majesty’s portrait. A symbol of health and wellbeing, the mānuka flower represents the Queen’s current relationship with New Zealand, as all nations continue to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. This nationally significant flower is commonly seen in New Zealand and is world famous for its honey, representing both health and economic prosperity. The use of a mānuka flower also links to the Queen’s love of floral dress, and a long-standing royal use of flowers to represent a connection to the countries they govern.
All coins this issue feature the small 'Crown over E' privy mark, which appears on the Queen’s Royal Standards for Commonwealth countries.
|Denomination:||One New Zealand dollar|
|Obverse design:||Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom|
|Reverse design:||Queen Elizabeth II 95th Birthday with manuka branch|
|Designed by:||Ben Timmins, Taranaki, New Zealand|
|Worldwide mintage limit:||950|
|Mint:||The Commonwealth Mint|