New Zealand

April, 2017

British Lions rugby team is off to New Zealand and the NZ Post marks it with a new silver coin

By | 2017-04-15T20:13:27+00:00 April 15th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Silver, Sport, NZ Post, New Zealand|

British Lions rugby team is off to New Zealand and the NZ Post marks it with a new silver coin One of those sports that is hugely popular amongst Commonwealth countries, rugby continues to grow in viewership worldwide. The Rugby World Cup back in 2015 attracted numismatic interest, indeed the Monnaie de Paris effort, the first domed oval strike in numismatics, was one of the hits of [...]

January, 2017

Southern Lights. Holographic technique brings NZ Posts latest proof silver coin to life

By | 2017-01-17T14:10:52+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, NZ Post, New Zealand|

Southern Lights. Holographic technique brings NZ Posts latest proof silver coin to life The official issuer of New Zealand commemorative coins, the New Zealand Post, has just launched its latest proof silver coin and it's another one with a twist. It isn't often that the relatively overlooked southern lights, also called the Aurora Australis, is the subject of a coin, especially compared to its Northern brother so [...]

New Zealands annual $5 silver coin features a native bird, the Laughing Owl

By | 2017-01-05T11:37:26+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Categories: Nature, Silver, NZ Post, New Zealand|

New Zealands annual $5 silver coin features a native bird, the Laughing Owl Just once a year the New Zealand Post issues a $5 silver commemorative coin and like the Royal Australian Mint's Kangaroo series, they're themed into smaller chunks to give the long-running and open-ended series some kind of structure for collectors. We often find that a series without end, or simply one of a size [...]

December, 2016

New Zealand celebrates the Taniwha, a Maori water being, with new proof coin range

By | 2016-12-21T22:08:31+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Categories: Culture, Gold, Silver, NZ Post, New Zealand|

New Zealand celebrates the Taniwha, a Maori water being, with new proof coins. In the scurry to fill out the numismatic world with the gods of Greece and Scandinavia, some interesting areas the of old mythologies have been overlooked. Case in point are the Maori legends of New Zealand, featured only by that countries national issuer of commemorative coins, the New Zealand Post. There have been some [...]

November, 2016

New Zealand issues its annual gold and silver Kiwi bird coins

By | 2016-11-16T00:07:15+00:00 November 16th, 2016|Categories: Gold, Nature, Silver, NZ Mint, New Zealand|

New Zealand issues its annual gold and silver Kiwi bird coins. A long running annual event, the New Zealand Post release a series of coins featuring that most unique of birds, the Kiwi. So associated with New Zealand that people from the country are called Kiwi's, it comes as no surprise that the premiere series from the issuer of state commemorative coins should take it as [...]

August, 2016

Hexagonal coin from New Zealand celebrates the industrious Honey Bee

By | 2016-11-05T06:30:38+00:00 August 5th, 2016|Categories: Inserts, Nature, Silver, NZ Post, New Zealand|

The latest new coin from the New Zealand Post is now available, and it's a good one. Featuring the Honey Bee, one of the most important creatures on Earth for humans, it looks primarily at this amazing insects association with honey and the hive. Struck in fine silver, this one ounce coin is hexagonal in shape, meant to mimic the shape of the honeycomb cell. The main design depicts a bee [...]

June, 2016

Listen up, Sirens joins the Creatures of Greek Mythology silver coin series

By | 2016-11-05T06:30:49+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, NZ Mint, New Zealand|

The breakneck pace of release of the New Zealand Mints Creatures of Greek Mythology silver coin series continues apace with the sixth debut in under a year. This unusual series takes a look at the underbelly of the realms of the ancient gods with such interesting creatures as Cerberus, the Centaur, Minotaur, the Gorgon, and Cyclopes. Despite being the genre finish of choice, these aren't antiqued, but struck to a clean [...]

NZ Post celebrates the coming Rio Olympics with gold and silver proof coins

By | 2016-11-05T06:30:55+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Categories: Coloured, Gold, Silver, Sport, NZ Post, New Zealand|

No doubt there will be many coins featuring this years Summer Olympics, a couple have already surfaced, but the New Zealand Post have jumped in with a pair of their own and look to have done a good job. Struck in fine silver or fine gold, both with some selective colouring (more so on the silver), they celebrate the achievements of the gold winning athletes from New Zealand from the many [...]

January, 2016

New Zealands annual coin continues the bird theme with the awe-inspiring Haast’s Eagle

By | 2016-11-05T13:19:59+00:00 January 16th, 2016|Categories: Nature, Silver, NZ Post, New Zealand|

Every year, New Zealand issues a $5 annual coin in silver and over the last couple of years the theme has settled on some of the highly unusual birds that have lived in this fascinating country, but have passed into extinction. Back in 2014 the coin featured a huge penguin called the Kairuku, followed in 2015 with the Huia, a wattlebird with some intriguing differences between the male and female of [...]

November, 2015

The New Zealand Post releases Hectors Dolphin, its smallest gold coin ever at half a gram

By | 2016-11-05T06:31:32+00:00 November 6th, 2015|Categories: Gold, Nature, NZ Post, New Zealand|

For the first time ever, the New Zealand Post has released a mini-gold coin, taking advantage of the growing popularity of the little 0.5g fine gold format that's been popularised of late by producers, especially Coin Invest Trust and Treasures of Oz. Despite being only 11-15mm in diameter, the format is capable of holding a good level of detail and some fine designs have appeared on the market over the last few years. Some [...]