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.
- 5oz silver coin with a black proof finish and gold plating
- Minted from 0.999 silver
- Designed by Stephen Fuller, Wellington, New Zealand
- Low worldwide limited mintage of 350
- 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 a black proof finish, this 65mm coin shows a kiwi and chick in fine detail with elegant gold plating.
|Ten New Zealand dollar
|Black proof with gold plating
|5 troy oz
|Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
|Little spotted kiwi with chick
|Stephen Fuller, Wellington, New Zealand
|Worldwide mintage limit:
|BH Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH
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Stunner black as night background with golden Kiwi / and Queen seems fitting . Beautiful detail .