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 exceptional 2oz gold 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 2oz of 0.9999 gold
- Extremely low worldwide mintage of 95
- Presented in an elegant display case with a certificate of authenticity.
This 2oz gold coin features a stylised version of St Edwards Crown, the centrepiece of the Crown Jewels. It also heroes an image of the Queen wearing the fern brooch that was a gift to her on her state visit to New Zealand after her coronation, and the coin features 10 ferns on the rim - one for each decade of Her Majesty’s life. The St Edwards Crown is raised with a matte finish, and the surrounding surface is polished and mirrored.
All coins this issue feature the small 'Crown over E' privy mark, which appears on the Queen’s Royal Standards for Commonwealth countries.
|Denomination:||$20 New Zealand dollars|
|Obverse design:||Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom|
|Reverse design:||Queen Elizabeth II 95th Birthday|
|Designed by:||NZ Post, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Worldwide mintage limit:||95|
|Mint:||The Commonwealth Mint|