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Coin: Two Dollars 2002
Description

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Face value2 (x Dollar) TypeTwo Dollars
Year2002 CurrentYes
Mintage6,005,000 (6.0 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 6,000,000 (6.0 million)
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 5,000 (5000)
MaterialAluminium-Bronze DesignerRobert Maurice Conly
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)26.5000 Thickness (mm)2.7000
Mass (g)10
Obverse

Crowned head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth portrait"). In tiny letters below head the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley). Around, NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2002.

Obverse inscription NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2002
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.

Reverse inscription

TWO DOLLARS

EdgeGrooved Edge inscription

None

Two Dollars 2002: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
In sets (Royal Australian Mint) 3,000 (included in main number)
Proof (Royal Australian Mint) 2,000 (included in main number)
Two Dollars 2002: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 121
Two Dollars 2002: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Mint link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mint Sets and proof mint
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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