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2022 Kiwi 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin

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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
Finish: Proof
Composition: 0.9999 gold
Weight: 1/4 troy oz
Diameter: 26mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Shape: Round
Reverse design: Little spotted kiwi with chick
Designed by: Stephen Fuller, Wellington, New Zealand
Worldwide mintage limit: 500
Mint: BH Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH
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