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Coin: Two Dollars 2005
Description

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Face value2 (x Dollar) TypeTwo Dollars
Year2005 CurrentYes
Mintage5,006,000 (5.0 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 5,000,000 (5.0 million)
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 6,000 (6000)
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 2005.

Obverse inscription NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2005
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 2005: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
In sets (Royal Australian Mint) 3,000 (included in main number)
Proof (Royal Australian Mint) 3,000 (included in main number)
Two Dollars 2005: Photos
Two Dollars 2005: Photo $2 2005 Circulating
$2 2005 Circulating
Copyright: New Zealand Coin Errors and Varieties
Notes: Circulating coin.
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Two Dollars 2005: Photo $2 2005 Circulating
$2 2005 Circulating
Copyright: New Zealand Coin Errors and Varieties
Notes: Circulating coin.
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Two Dollars 2005: Photo $2 2005 Set Type
$2 2005 Set Type
Copyright: New Zealand Coin Errors and Varieties
Notes: Coin from mint set.
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Two Dollars 2005: Photo $2 2005 Set Type
$2 2005 Set Type
Copyright: New Zealand Coin Errors and Varieties
Notes: Coin from mint set.
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Two Dollars 2005: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 121
Two Dollars 2005: 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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