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Coin: Two Dollars 1993 Kingfisher

The "New Zealand Kingfisher" design adopted for the $2 coin in the 1993 collector's coin sets continues the theme of showing New Zealand's birds on coins and banknotes.

Proof coins this year were sterling silver (10g of 0.925 silver equal to 0.2955 oz ASW).

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Face value2 (x Dollar) TypeTwo Dollars (one year types)
Year1993 CurrentYes
Mintage50,000 (50000)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 50,000 (50000)
MaterialAluminium-Bronze Designer(unknown)
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

Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II wearing necklace facing right (effigy known as the "Third portrait"); around, ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND; below, the date 1993. Incuse in tiny letters on neck truncation, RDM (for Raphael David Maklouf).

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1993

A kingfisher bird perched on a branch. Below, KINGFISHER. Around below, the denomination TWO DOLLARS.

Reverse inscription


EdgeGrooved Edge inscription


Two Dollars 1993 Kingfisher: Known varieties
Silver proof 10,000 (included in main number)
Two Dollars 1993 Kingfisher: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 87
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 87a (Silver proof)
Two Dollars 1993 Kingfisher: References to Information Used
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Silver proof
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Two Dollars 1993 Kingfisher: Some useful external links
Reserve Bank of New Zealand 1993 Two Dollars Kingfisher - RBNZ Museum
List of all (25) coins of type: New Zealand / Two Dollars
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Two Dollars 1996 (mint sets only) Two Dollars 1997 Two Dollars 1998 Two Dollars 1999 Two Dollars 2000 (mint sets only) Two Dollars 2001
Two Dollars 2002 Two Dollars 2003 Two Dollars 2004 (mint sets only) Two Dollars 2005 Two Dollars 2006 (mint sets only) Two Dollars 2007 (mint sets only)
Two Dollars 2008 Two Dollars 2009 (mint sets only) Two Dollars 2010 (mint sets only) Two Dollars 2011 Two Dollars 2012 (mint sets only) Two Dollars 2014
Two Dollars 2015