One Dollar, Coin Type from New Zealand - detailed information

One Dollar, Coin Type from New Zealand (issued 1990 - )
Coin TypeOne Dollar

The New Zealand one-dollar coin ($1) is a circulating denomination of the New Zealand dollar. It was introduced as a coin on 11 February 1991 (with coins dated 1990) to replace the existing $1 note. There had previously been occasional issues of commemorative crown-sized dollars, but these were not meant for circulation.

The depiction of a kiwi on the reverse helps give the New Zealand dollar the colloquial name "Kiwi (dollar)", although the term was in use even before the $1 coin was introduced. The reverse design by New Zealand artist Robert Maurice Conly has not changed since the introduction of the denomination.

The composition of the alloy is: 92% copper, 6% aluminium, 2% nickel. The edge has "eight equally spaced alternate segments, four milled and four plain".

Obverse
New Zealand / One Dollar - obverse photo

Portrait of the ruling monarch, legend, date.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling monarch, date
Reverse
New Zealand / One Dollar - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts two symbols of New Zealand: a kiwi facing left in the centre, surrounded by four fronds of the silver fern (Cyathea dealbata). Both the kiwi and the silver ferns sit above the legend reading the denomination ONE DOLLAR.

Kiwi are a significant national icon, equally cherished by all cultures in New Zealand. Kiwi are a symbol for the uniqueness of New Zealand wildlife. They are most commonly forest dwellers, making daytime dens and nests in burrows, hollow logs or under dense vegetation. Kiwi are the only bird to have nostrils at the end of their very long bill. Their nostrils are used to probe in the ground, sniffing out invertebrates to eat, along with some fallen fruit.

Reverse Inscription ONE DOLLAR
EdgeMilled (interrupted, in eight sections)Edge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: One Dollar - (33) Coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
One Dollar 1990 New Zealand / One Dollar 1990 - reverse photo New Zealand / One Dollar 1990 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 40,018,000
One Dollar 1991 New Zealand / One Dollar 1991 - reverse photo New Zealand / One Dollar 1991 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mints:
- Royal Mint: 10,000,000
- Royal Australian Mint: 35,000
Total Mintage: 10,035,000
One Dollar 1992 (mint sets only) New Zealand / One Dollar 1992 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 24,000
One Dollar 1993 (mint sets only) New Zealand / One Dollar 1993 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 25,000
One Dollar 1994 (mint sets only) New Zealand / One Dollar 1994 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 20,600
One Dollar 1995 (mint sets only) New Zealand / One Dollar 1995 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 9,560
One Dollar 1996 (mint sets only) New Zealand / One Dollar 1996 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 9,150
One Dollar 1997 (mint sets only) New Zealand / One Dollar 1997 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 6,282
One Dollar 1998 (mint sets only) New Zealand / One Dollar 1998 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 6,000
One Dollar 1999 (mint sets only) New Zealand / One Dollar 1999 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,999
One Dollar 2000 New Zealand / One Dollar 2000 - reverse photo New Zealand / One Dollar 2000 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mints:
- Royal Canadian Mint: 5,000,000
- Royal Mint: 3,500
Total Mintage: 5,003,500
One Dollar 2001 (mint sets only) New Zealand / One Dollar 2001 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 4,274
One Dollar 2002 New Zealand / One Dollar 2002 - reverse photo New Zealand / One Dollar 2002 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mints:
- Royal Mint: 8,000,000
- Royal Australian Mint: 5,500
Total Mintage: 8,005,500
One Dollar 2003 New Zealand / One Dollar 2003 - reverse photo New Zealand / One Dollar 2003 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,004,496
One Dollar 2004 New Zealand / One Dollar 2004 - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mints:
- Royal Mint: 2,700,000
- Royal Australian Mint: 5,750
Total Mintage: 2,705,750
One Dollar 2005 New Zealand / One Dollar 2005 - reverse photo New Zealand / One Dollar 2005 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mints:
- Royal Mint: 2,000,000
- Royal Australian Mint: 6,250
Total Mintage: 2,006,250
One Dollar 2006 (mint sets only) New Zealand / One Dollar 2006 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 5,100
One Dollar 2007 (mint sets only) New Zealand / One Dollar 2007 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 9,000
One Dollar 2008 New Zealand / One Dollar 2008 - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 11,008,000
One Dollar 2009 (mint sets only) New Zealand / One Dollar 2009 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Perth Mint
Mintage: 3,500
One Dollar 2010 New Zealand / One Dollar 2010 - reverse photo New Zealand / One Dollar 2010 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mints:
- Royal Mint: 10,000,000
- Royal Dutch Mint: 3,500
Total Mintage: 10,003,500
One Dollar 2011 (mints sets only) New Zealand / One Dollar 2011 (mints sets only) - reverse photo New Zealand / One Dollar 2011 (mints sets only) - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint
Mintage: 3,500
One Dollar 2012 (mints sets only) New Zealand / One Dollar 2012 (mints sets only) - reverse photo Material: Brass
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint
Mintage: 3,500
One Dollar 2013 New Zealand / One Dollar 2013 - reverse photo New Zealand / One Dollar 2013 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mints:
- Royal Mint: 10,080,000
- Royal Dutch Mint: 3,500
Total Mintage: 10,083,500
One Dollar 2014 (proof only) New Zealand / One Dollar 2014 (proof only) - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint
Mintage: 1,000
One Dollar 2015 New Zealand / One Dollar 2015 - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 10,000,000
One Dollar 2016 (proof only) New Zealand / One Dollar 2016 (proof only) - reverse photo Material: Brass
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint
Mintage: 1,000
One Dollar 2017 (proof only) New Zealand / One Dollar 2017 (proof only) - reverse photo Material: Brass
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint
Mintage: 750
One Dollar 2018 (proof only) New Zealand / One Dollar 2018 (proof only) - reverse photo Material: Brass
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint
Mintage: 1,000
One Dollar 2019 New Zealand / One Dollar 2019 - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mints:
- Royal Mint: 12,960,000
- Royal Dutch Mint: 1,000
Total Mintage: 12,961,000
One Dollar 2020 New Zealand / One Dollar 2020 - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mints:
- Royal Mint: 8,760,000
- Royal Dutch Mint: 1,000
Total Mintage: 8,761,000
One Dollar 2021 New Zealand / One Dollar 2021 - reverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mints:
- Royal Dutch Mint: unknown
Total Mintage: unknown
One Dollar 2022 New Zealand / One Dollar 2022 - reverse photo New Zealand / One Dollar 2022 - obverse photo Material: Aluminium-Bronze
Mints:
- Royal Dutch Mint: unknown
Total Mintage: unknown
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One Dollar: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
From1990
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerRobert Maurice Conly
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size23.000 mm
Thickness2.740 mm
Mass8.000 g
One Dollar: Photos
ImageDetails
$1 2003
Copyright: New Zealand Coin Errors and Varieties
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$1 2010
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