This set features proof versions of New Zealand’s currency coins, minted to the finest quality proof finish. Collectively the coins feature many well-known New Zealand symbols such as the Māori carved mask, known as a ‘kōruru’ on the 10-cent coin, and the HMS Endeavour, the ship of Captain James Cook, on the 50-cent coin.
As well as the proof versions of New Zealand’s circulating currency coins, the set also includes a colour-printed version of the 2019 New Zealand Annual Coin: North Island Takahē. This coin is only available as part of the 2019 New Zealand Proof Currency Set.
The set is issued by NZ Post, the official issuer of New Zealand stamps and commemorative coins; the coins themselves were struck by the Royal Dutch Mint (the circulating denominations) or B.H. Mayer (the coloured silver ounce).