Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz), Coin Type from New Zealand - detailed information

Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz), Coin Type from New Zealand (issued 2018 - )
Coin TypeGold Half Ounce (1/2 oz)

New Zealand uses the New Zealand Dollar as its circulation currency for daily transactions. The country also issues a number of commemorative and collector coins, including in the internationally popular gold half-ounce format (abbreviated as 1/2 oz Au, where "Au" comes from the Latin word for gold, Aurum). Authorised by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, the official issuer of these coins is NZ Post - which also issues the country's postal stamps. Manufacturing of the coins is commissioned to various foreign mints.

The coins are "Non-Circulating Legal Tender" (NCLT) and not bullion because they are issued at prices much higher than their intrinsic value and are targeted at collectors who appreciate them for their artistic or sentimental value, and not at bullion investors.

Obverse

Effigy and legend of the ruling monarch, date of issue.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the monarch, date
Reverse

Various designs as listed individually below.

Reverse Inscription TEN DOLLARS
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz) - (4) Coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Gold Half Ounce 2018 Māui and the Fish - Māui New Zealand / Gold Half Ounce 2018 Māui and the Fish - Māui - reverse photo New Zealand / Gold Half Ounce 2018 Māui and the Fish - Māui - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: B. H. Mayer
Mintage: 150
Gold Half Ounce 2018 Māui and the Fish - The Fish New Zealand / Gold Half Ounce 2018 Māui and the Fish - The Fish - reverse photo New Zealand / Gold Half Ounce 2018 Māui and the Fish - The Fish - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: B. H. Mayer
Mintage: 150
Gold Half Ounce 2021 Tangaroa - Guardian of the Ocean New Zealand / Gold Half Ounce 2021 Tangaroa - Guardian of the Ocean - reverse photo New Zealand / Gold Half Ounce 2021 Tangaroa - Guardian of the Ocean - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: B. H. Mayer
Mintage: 150
Gold Half Ounce 2021 Tangaroa - Whale New Zealand / Gold Half Ounce 2021 Tangaroa - Whale - reverse photo New Zealand / Gold Half Ounce 2021 Tangaroa - Whale - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: B. H. Mayer
Mintage: 150
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Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz): Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
From2018
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size30.000 mm
Mass15.550 g