Kiwi are a beloved symbol of Aotearoa New Zealand, characteristic of the uniquely understated qualities that contribute to the nation’s collective identity. Also known as kiwi pukupuku, the little spotted kiwi is the smallest of five kiwi species. The little spotted kiwi is the only recent species of kiwi to have become extinct on the New Zealand mainland. However, thanks to predator-free islands and fenced sanctuaries, the population is estimated to be 2,000 and growing.
- 1/4oz gold proof coin
- Minted from 0.9999 gold
- Designed by Stephen Fuller, Wellington, New Zealand
- Low worldwide limited mintage of 500
- Part of NZ Post’s annual kiwi coin programme
The male kiwi pukupuku parent will stay with the nest until the chick is mature enough to leave. With an elegant proof finish and engraved illustration by Stephen Fuller, this coin depicts a kiwi with its chick in their natural habitat.
|Denomination:||Ten New Zealand dollars|
|Weight:||1/4 troy oz|
|Obverse design:||Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom|
|Reverse design:||Little spotted kiwi with chick|
|Designed by:||Stephen Fuller, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Worldwide mintage limit:||500|
|Mint:||BH Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH|