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Coin: One Dollar 1989 Runner

New Zealand released four coins to commemorate the XIVth Commonwealth Games in Auckland. They featured a runner (this coin), a gymnast, a swimmer and a weight-lifter.

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Face value1 (x Dollar) TypeOne Dollar (one year types)
Year1989 CurrentYes
Mintage43,600 (43600)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 43,600 (43600)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerXiao Wang
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)38.8000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)28.2800

Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing pearls (effigy known as the "Third portrait"). In tiny letters on neck truncation, the artist's initials RDM (for Raphael David Maklouf). Around, ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1989.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1989

Figure of a triumphant runner; to the right, four stars. Around, XIVth Commonwealth Games, Auckland; below, the denomination 1 Dollar.

The design (representing "a Commonwealth Games athlete against a background of the shooting stars of the Auckland games motif") was by Xiao Wang from the Elam School of Fine Arts.

Reverse inscriptionXIVth Commonwealth Games, Auckland 1 Dollar
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
One Dollar 1989 Runner: Known varieties
Silver proof 8,600 (included in main number)
One Dollar 1989 Runner: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 67
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 67a (Silver proof)
One Dollar 1989 Runner: References to Information Used
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties
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One Dollar 1989 Runner: Some useful external links
Reserve Bank of New Zealand 1989 One Dollar Commonwealth Games Runner - RBNZ Museum
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