Niue looks to undersea life with the new Reef Fish Collection starting with the Triggerfish



While the New Zealand Mint has skewed heavily towards its many licenced properties for its coin releases, there are still a few ranges that cover other subjects. The excellent Warriors and Battles series seem to have done well, and the recent wildlife series issued for Nicaragua is a first for them. Joining that selection is a new one issued for Niue Island that heads under the water to showcase some of the amazing fish that inhabit tropical reef systems.

The first coin has a beautiful Triggerfish nestled amongst some coral on its reverse face. A pretty design, the fish is highlighted in a high-gloss colour application that gives it a wet-look, according to the mint. Just the composition is inscribed here and it’s kept relatively hidden in the design at the bottom. The obverse is a bog standard affair from the NZM, and simply depicts the Ian Rank Broadley effigy surrounded by the usual inscriptions. There’s no sign of the uncouped Jody Clark effigy appearing on their issues yet.

Presentation is excellent, of course. The solid acrylic block display frame is our absolute favourite packaging outside of the high-end custom stuff, and the coloured shipper is of a good quality. The mintage is set at 3,000 and this one-ounce silver coin will sell retail for $75.00 USD, so a little cheaper than the Disney/Warner stuff, for obvious reasons. Available today.

DENOMINATION £2 New Zealand (Niue)
COMPOSITION 0.999 silver 31.1 grams
FINISH Proof with colour
BOX / COA Yes / Yes