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 includes a 1oz version of the 2020 New Zealand Annual Coin - Chatham Island Crested Penguin. This coin is only available as part of the 2020 New Zealand Proof Currency Set. This vividly illustrated 1oz silver proof coin was designed by New Zealand artist Dave Burke. Two Chatham Island crested penguins are imagined here with a stormy backdrop familiar to inhabitants of the Chatham Islands. The birds are encircled by an arc of koru designs.
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).