NEW ZEALAND KAKA (2020, New Zealand, NZ Post)

By |2020-08-20T23:20:59+01:00August 20th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Nature, Silver, NZ Post, New Zealand|

Raised in an ecosystem subject to almost total isolation from the rest of the world for the best part of 800 million years, the Kākā is a parrot that retains primitive features lost in almost all other parrots on the planet. Growing to around 45 cm in length and 450 grams in weight, this arboreal bird with [...]

New Zealand issues its first denominated silver bullion coin with the debut of the Crested Penguin

By |2020-06-23T11:42:26+01:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Silver, NZ Post, New Zealand|

Bullion coins denominated in the New Zealand Dollar (NZD) are not exactly rare. Coins issues for the island nation of Niue, one familiar to coin collectors everywhere, have been a thing for years, but none of those NZD coins were ever issued for New Zealand. Until now. The New Zealand Post (the NZ Mint is a private mint, not actually [...]

The New Zealand Honey bee coin gets a sequel featuring the incredible Manuka Honey

By |2018-02-20T22:27:13+00:00February 20th, 2018|Categories: Nature, Inserts, Silver, NZ Post, New Zealand|

The New Zealand Honey bee coin gets a sequel featuring the incredible Manuka Honey The buzz is back with the New Zealand Post finally releasing a sequel to the pretty cool hexagonal Honey Bee coin from 2016. A popular coin that sold out its 1,500 mintage very quickly, we were surprised there was [...]

New Zealand issues a Sperm Whale proof silver coin with blue enamel highlighting

By |2017-10-19T19:41:09+01:00October 19th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, NZ Post, New Zealand|

New Zealand issues a Sperm Whale proof silver coin with blue enamel highlighting The New Zealand Post has issued its latest $1 proof silver coin and chosen one of the largest animals on the face of the earth as its subject. Relatively common in the waters around New Zealand, this huge whale [...]

Long running New Zealand Kiwi series debuts its 2018 designs and adds a five ounce variant

By |2017-10-17T10:05:21+01:00October 13th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Gold, Nature, Silver, NZ Post, New Zealand|

Long running New Zealand Kiwi series debuts its 2018 designs and adds a five ounce variant With proof versions of the Kiwi series having been released since way back in 1990, it's fair to say that it's picked up a few fans along the way. It's that time of the year when [...]

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

By |2017-05-10T13:25:19+01:00April 15th, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Sport, Silver, 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 [...]

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

By |2017-01-17T14:10:52+00:00January 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 [...]

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

By |2017-01-05T11:37:26+00:00January 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 [...]

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

By |2016-12-21T22:08:31+00:00December 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 [...]

Hexagonal coin from New Zealand celebrates the industrious Honey Bee

By |2016-11-05T06:30:38+00:00August 5th, 2016|Categories: Nature, Inserts, 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, [...]

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