One Dollar (small), Coin Type from New Zealand - detailed information

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

The New Zealand one-dollar coin ($1) is a coin of the New Zealand dollar. The current circulating coin was introduced on 11 February 1991 (with coins dated 1990) to replace the existing $1 note. There had previously been occasional issues of commemorative "silver dollars", but they are rarely seen in 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 before the $1 coin was introduced.

Alloy composition: 92% copper, 6% aluminium, 2% nickel.

The edge has "eight equally spaced alternate segments, four milled and four plain".

Obverse

Portrait of the ruling monarch, legend, date.

Obverse InscriptionLegend of the ruling monarch, date
Reverse

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 InscriptionONE DOLLAR
EdgeMilled (interrupted, in eight sections)
Edge InscriptionNone
All Coins of Type: One Dollar (small) (30)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
One Dollar 1990 40,018,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1990
One Dollar 1991 10,035,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1991
One Dollar 1992 (mint sets only) 24,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1992
One Dollar 1993 (mint sets only) 25,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1993
One Dollar 1994 (mint sets only) 20,600 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1994
One Dollar 1995 (mint sets only) 9,560 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1995
One Dollar 1996 (mint sets only) 9,150 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1996
One Dollar 1997 (mint sets only) 6,282 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1997
One Dollar 1998 (mint sets only) 6,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1998
One Dollar 1999 (mint sets only) 4,999 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 1999
One Dollar 2000 5,003,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2000
One Dollar 2001 (mint sets only) 4,274 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2001
One Dollar 2002 8,005,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2002
One Dollar 2003 4,004,496 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2003
One Dollar 2004 2,705,750 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2004
One Dollar 2005 2,006,250 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2005
One Dollar 2006 (mint sets only) 5,100 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2006
One Dollar 2007 (mint sets only) 9,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2007
One Dollar 2008 11,008,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2008
One Dollar 2009 (mint sets only) 3,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2009
One Dollar 2010 10,003,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2010
One Dollar 2011 (mints sets only) 3,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2011
One Dollar 2012 (mints sets only) 3,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2012
One Dollar 2013 10,083,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2013
One Dollar 2014 (proof only) 1,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2014
One Dollar 2015 10,000,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2015
One Dollar 2016 (proof only) 1,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2016
One Dollar 2017 (proof only) 750 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2017
One Dollar 2018 (proof only) 1,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2018
One Dollar 2019 12,961,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2019
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One Dollar (small): Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Sub-type ofOne Dollar
From1990
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerRobert Maurice Conly
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)23
Thickness (mm)2.7400
Mass (g)8
One Dollar (small): Photos
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$1 2003
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$1 2010
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