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Coin type: One Dollar (small)
Description

The New Zealand one-dollar coin ($1) is a coin of the New Zealand dollar. The current circulating coin was introduced on 11 February 1991 (with coins dated 1990) to replace the existing $1 note. There had previously been occasional issues of commemorative "silver dollars", but they are rarely seen in circulation.

The depiction of a kiwi on the reverse helps give the New Zealand dollar the colloquial name "Kiwi (dollar)", although the term was in use before the $1 coin was introduced.

Alloy composition: 92% copper, 6% aluminium, 2% nickel.

The edge has "eight equally spaced alternate segments, four milled and four plain".

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Sub-type ofOne Dollar Sub-types
Face value1 (x Dollar)
Years produced1990 - ? CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze DesignerRobert Maurice Conly
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)23 Thickness (mm)2.7400
Mass (g)8
Obverse

Portrait of the monarch, legend, date.

Obverse inscriptionLegend of the ruling monarch
Reverse

The reverse of the coin depicts two symbols of New Zealand: a kiwi facing left in the centre, surrounded by four fronds of the silver fern (Cyathea dealbata). Both the kiwi and the silver ferns sit above the legend reading the denomination "ONE DOLLAR".

Kiwi are a significant national icon, equally cherished by all cultures in New Zealand. Kiwi are a symbol for the uniqueness of New Zealand wildlife. They are most commonly forest dwellers, making daytime dens and nests in burrows, hollow logs or under dense vegetation. Kiwi are the only bird to have nostrils at the end of their very long bill. Their nostrils are used to probe in the ground, sniffing out invertebrates to eat, along with some fallen fruit.

Reverse inscriptionONE DOLLAR
EdgeMilled (interrupted, in eight sections) Edge inscriptionNone
One Dollar (small): Photos

$1 2003
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$1 2010
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List of 25 coins of type: One Dollar (small) from New Zealand
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
One Dollar 1990 40,020,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1990
One Dollar 1991 10,035,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1991
One Dollar 1992 (mint sets only) 24,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1992
One Dollar 1993 (mint sets only) 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1993
One Dollar 1994 (mint sets only) 20,600 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1994
One Dollar 1995 (mint sets only) 9,560 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1995
One Dollar 1996 (mint sets only) 9,150 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1996
One Dollar 1997 (mint sets only) 6,282 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1997
One Dollar 1998 (mint sets only) 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1998
One Dollar 1999 (mint sets only) 4,999 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 1999
One Dollar 2000 5,003,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2000
One Dollar 2001 (mint sets only) 4,274 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2001
One Dollar 2002 8,005,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II
One Dollar 2003 4,006,750 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2003
One Dollar 2004 2,705,750 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II
One Dollar 2005 2,006,250 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2005
One Dollar 2006 (mint sets only) 5,100 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2006
One Dollar 2007 (mint sets only) 8,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2007
One Dollar 2008 11,007,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2008
One Dollar 2009 (mint sets only) 3,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2009
One Dollar 2010 10,003,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2010
One Dollar 2011 (mints sets only) 3,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2011
One Dollar 2012 (mints sets only) 3,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2012
One Dollar 2013 10,080,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2013
One Dollar 2015 10,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2015
One Dollar (small): Some useful external links
$1 coin - Reserve Bank of New Zealand