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2023 Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022 1oz Gold Proof Coin

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Queen Elizabeth II was the longest reigning British monarch. She reigned for over 70 years, from 6 February 1952 until her death during her Platinum Jubilee year at Balmoral Castle, Scotland, on 8 September 2022. On 28 May 1953 she was proclaimed ‘Queen of New Zealand’, the first monarch to be so designated.

The Queen was universally recognised and admired. She was the most photographed woman in the world and her image appeared on postage stamps, coinage and banknotes issued by New Zealand and in her other realms and territories.


  • Celebrates the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022)
  • Features the effigy of King Charles III on the obverse
  • Features a coronation portrait of the young Queen Elizabeth II
  • Minted from 1oz of 0.9999 gold
  • Designed by Fuller Design, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Extremely low worldwide limited mintage of 70.


Featuring an engraved portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on her coronation day, this 1oz gold coin commemorates the life and legacy of Her Late Majesty. The design is inspired by the scalloped patterns on the Queen’s coronation dress along with its intricate circular beading. The seven inner ‘pinnacle’ shapes are reminiscent of both the scalloped patterns from the dress and the English Tudor rose, as well as the seven decades of the Queen’s reign.

Each coin in this issue features a portrait of the King on the obverse. Wellington designer and illustrator Stephen Fuller developed the effigy to be used on New Zealand commemorative coins, and it was personally approved by the King.

This coin issue commemorates the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II (1926 - 2022). Click here for more information.

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Denomination: Five New Zealand dollars
Finish: Proof
Composition: 0.9999 gold
Weight: 1oz
Diameter: 38.61mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Obverse design: Portrait of His Majesty King Charles III, by Stephen J Fuller, New Zealand
Shape: Round
Reverse design: Queen Elizabeth II
Designed by: Fuller Studio
Worldwide mintage limit: 70
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint
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