The Kiwi collection from Mayer Mint and New Zealand returns in 2023 with another spectacular design! This time around, the Southern Brown Kiwi is depicted in a beautiful rendition by Stephen Fuller of Wellington. Produced with a limited mintage, these coins boast a lovely black-nickel finish and are sealed in blister cards directly from the mint. Currently, 2023 1 oz New Zealand Silver Kiwi Coins are available to you for purchase online at JM Bullion.
- Delivered in a sealed display card!
- All-new silver Kiwi design!
- Limited mintage of only 5,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- The face value of 1 Dollar is fully backed by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.
- Queen Elizabeth II is depicted on the obverse field.
- A Southern Brown Kiwi features in the reverse.
- Black-nickel finish.
All 2023 1 oz New Zealand Kiwi Coins in this online JM Bullion listing will arrive to you in special sealed blister cards that are perfect for storage and display. Each coin was struck at Mayer Mint in partnership with New Zealand, where they are considered legal tender. These limited-mintage specimens have been augmented with a black-nickel finish and will arrive in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
On the obverse of 2023 New Zealand Silver Kiwi Coins you will see a portrait of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. In this 1998 design, we see the Queen facing right with the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara resting atop her head. The portrait was originally released by the Royal Mint and is credited to British artist Ian Rank-Broadley. The obverse also includes hallmark details across the border.
The reverse of 2023 1 oz New Zealand Silver Kiwi Coins features a Southern Brown Kiwi. Designed by Stephen Fuller, this image captures the flightless bird facing right as it searches for food on the beach. Various rocks are scattered across the sand, while in the background there is a larger rock structure. Inscriptions on the reverse read Tokoeka, Southern Brown Kiwi, Apteryx australis, and One Dollar.
A member of the group of flightless birds known as ratites, the Southern Brown Kiwi is one of five kiwi species native to New Zealand. The population for this species is estimated at 21,350 birds, which is split between the A. a. australis and A. a. lawryi subspecies. As for the total kiwi population, it is estimated to be about 68,000. Overall, this number is fairly low considering that the kiwis once exceeded 12 million before the arrival of humans in New Zealand.
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