Five Dollars 2007 Tuatara, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Five Dollars 2007 Tuatara, Coin from New Zealand
CoinFive Dollars 2007 Tuatara

When decimal currency was introduced in New Zealand on 10 July 1967, there was no new circulating denomination with the size and specifications of the old one crown piece, in which only commemorative coins had been issued; the new (large) fifty cents were equivalent in value but not in size. New Zealand issued crown-sized commemoratives with the specifications of the old crown, based on the British pre-decimal Crown. Until the introduction of the smaller circulating dollar coin in 1990, these coins had a one dollar denomination; later issues were denominated as five dollars.

These coins are legal tender but are not intended for circulation.

This proof coin pays tribute to the endangered tuatara lizard, which graced the New Zealand five cents denomination throughout its existence.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,200
Obverse
New Zealand / Five Dollars 2007 Tuatara - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2007.

Obverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2007
Reverse
New Zealand / Five Dollars 2007 Tuatara - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts a tuatara on a tree log.

Around above, the inscription TUATARA.

Around below, the face value FIVE DOLLARS.

Reverse Inscription TUATARA FIVE DOLLARS
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

2,200 copper-nickel coins, plus 2,700 silver proofs.

Five Dollars 2007 Tuatara: Known varieties
Variety Silver Proof
Images New Zealand / Five Dollars 2007 Tuatara / Silver Proof - obverse photo New Zealand / Five Dollars 2007 Tuatara / Silver Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 2,700. Mintage limit: 4,000
Material0.999 Silver
Details

28.28 g of 99.9% silver.
In black presentation box, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Five Dollars 2007 Tuatara: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
All (33) coins of type: Crown Sized Commemorative
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
One Dollar 1967 300,010 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1967
One Dollar 1969 Captain Cook 500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1969
One Dollar 1970 Cook Islands 30,100 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1970
One Dollar 1970 Mount Cook (Royal Visit) 335,010 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1970
One Dollar 1971 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1971
One Dollar 1972 53,045 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1972
One Dollar 1973 53,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1973
One Dollar 1974 New Zealand Day 55,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1974
One Dollar 1974 Commonwealth Games 533,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1974
One Dollar 1975 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1975
One Dollar 1976 58,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1976
One Dollar 1977 Waitangi Day 117,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II QUEEN OF NEW ZEALAND SILVER 1977 JUBILEE E II R ACCESSION 6 Feb. 1952
One Dollar 1978 Opening of Parliament (Beehive) 156,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II QUEEN OF NEW ZEALAND 1978 E II R CORONATION 2 June 1953
One Dollar 1979 110,000 Portrait by James Berry ELIZABETH II QUEEN OF NEW ZEALAND 1979
One Dollar 1980 Fantail 159,000 Portrait by James Berry ELIZABETH II QUEEN OF NEW ZEALAND 1980
One Dollar 1981 Royal Visit 138,000 Portrait by James Berry ELIZABETH II QUEEN OF NEW ZEALAND 1981
One Dollar 1982 Takahe Bird 100,000 Portrait by James Berry ELIZABETH II QUEEN OF NEW ZEALAND 1982
One Dollar 1983 Royal Visit 57,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1983
One Dollar 1983 50 Years NZ Coinage 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1983
One Dollar 1984 Black Robin 95,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1984
One Dollar 1985 Black Stilt 85,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1985
One Dollar 1986 Royal Visit 52,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1986
One Dollar 1986 Kakapo 73,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1986
One Dollar 1987 National Parks 73,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1987
One Dollar 1988 Penguin 63,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1988
One Dollar 1989 XIV Commonwealth Games - Runner 43,600 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1989
One Dollar 1989 XIV Commonwealth Games - Gymnast 43,600 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1989
One Dollar 1989 XIV Commonwealth Games - Swimmer 43,600 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1989
One Dollar 1989 XIV Commonwealth Games - Weightlifter 43,600 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1989
One Dollar 1990 Treaty of Waitangi 60,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1990
Five Dollars 2007 Tuatara 2,200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2007
One Dollar 2009 Kiwi 17,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2009
Five Dollars 2013 Short-tailed Bat 3,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2013
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Five Dollars 2007 Tuatara: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Coin TypeCrown Sized Commemorative
Issued2007
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,200
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerRoyal Australian Mint
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.740 mm
Mass27.220 g
OCC IDAPVZ-EYRC-QXJK-OLMD
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Five Dollars 2007 Tuatara: Photos
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2007 New Zealand $5 Tuatara Silver Proof
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2007 New Zealand $5 Tuatara Silver Proof
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2007 New Zealand $5 Tuatara Silver Proof
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2007 New Zealand $5 Tuatara Silver Proof
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Five Dollars 2007 Tuatara: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 150, 150a (Silver Proof)