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Coin: Two Dollars 1991
Description

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Face value2 (x Dollar) TypeTwo Dollars
Year1991 CurrentYes
Mintage10,035,000 (10.0 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 10,000,000 (10.0 million)
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 35,000 (35000)
MaterialAluminium-Bronze DesignerRobert Maurice Conly
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)26.5000 Thickness (mm)2.7000
Mass (g)10
Obverse

Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II wearing necklace facing right (effigy known as the "Third portrait"); around, ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND; below, the date 1991. Incuse in tiny letters on neck truncation, RDM (for Raphael David Maklouf).

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1991
Reverse

The reverse features an eastern great egret (a type of white heron, Ardea alba modesta; in Maori: kotuku). It is sacred to New Zealand's indigenous Māori people, and highly endangered within the country, only inhabiting the Okarito Lagoon on the South Island.

Kotuku or white heron have always been rare in New Zealand and are revered by both Māori and pakeha for its elegant white feathers. This graceful bird has long, slender legs and a long, thin S-shaped neck, which has a distinct kink when flying. Kotuku are specially adapted for wading in shallow, muddy waterways: it has long legs that are bare of feathers to well above the ankle joint and long spreading toes. In New Zealand it only breeds near Whataroa, South Westland, between September and January.

Reverse inscriptionTWO DOLLARS
EdgeGrooved Edge inscriptionNone
Two Dollars 1991: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
In sets (Royal Australian Mint) 20,000 (included in main number)
Proof (Royal Australian Mint) 15,000 (included in main number)
Two Dollars 1991: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 79
Two Dollars 1991: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Mint link
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Mintage link Circulation mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Sets and proof mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Sets and proof
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