Alongside a 1oz silver proof coin, this set features proof versions of New Zealand's circulating currency coins. Each coin is specially dated 2021.Stunning proof versions of New Zealand's decimal currency coins. Low worldwide mintage of 750 sets. Includes a 1oz Auckland Island Merganser coin, only available in this set. As well as the proof versions of New Zealand's circulating currency coins, the set includes a 1oz version of the 2021 New Zealand Annual Coin: Auckland Island Merganser. The last sighting of an Auckland Island merganser was in 1902, and by 1910 the species had been declared extinct. Although it's not the only species that has been lost, the rich biodiversity that still exists on these islands has earned them a reputation as the Galapagos of the Southern Ocean. They are essential breeding grounds for many seabirds and a stronghold for species like the yellow-eyed penguin. The islands are also home to the largest number of subantarctic invertebrates of all New Zealand's subantarctic islands, including an endemic genus and species of weta Dendroplectron aucklandensis. 2021 New Zealand Proof Currency Set.
Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom. Auckland Island Merganser Duck with select colour print.
Stephen Fuller, Wellington, New Zealand. Milled with a channel with ten raised beads.
Eight alternate segments, four milled and four plain. New Zealand's national bird, the kiwi. With Mount Taranaki (Egmont) in the distance.
A carving of an 18th century Maori leader called'Pukaki. A Maori carved mask or'koruru' with Maori rafter patterns.