Five Dollars 2013 Short-tailed Bat, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Five Dollars 2013 Short-tailed Bat, Coin from New Zealand
CoinFive Dollars 2013 Short-tailed Bat

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.

New Zealand has the tradition of issuing one "main" large commemorative per year, and this coin is the 2013 New Zealand Annual Coin, featuring the New Zealand Short-tailed Bat.

NZ Post (the issued of the coin) says about it:
The brilliant uncirculated coin in this collection highlights the special attributes of the short-tailed bat and is beautifully crafted in copper-nickel. The design of the coin includes the unique bat using its folded wings to walk along the forest floor. It is beautifully framed within a circle that represents the moon (highlighting the nocturnal nature of the bat). The upper part of the coin features the bat in flight alongside New Zealand native ferns, and both the common and scientific names of the species are also included in the design - making it an extra-special coin to treasure.

MintRoyal Dutch Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage3,500
Obverse

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 tiny 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 2013.

Obverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2013
Reverse
New Zealand / Five Dollars 2013 Short-tailed Bat - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts a lesser short-tailed bat in flight, on a background of ferns.

In a circle below, a bat walking on the ground, below which the face value and denomination $5 (five dollars).

Around above left, on two lines the inscription New Zealand Short-tailed Bat (Mystacina tuberculata).

Reverse Inscription $5 New Zealand Short-tailed Bat (Mystacina tuberculata)
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated (2,000 coins) or proof (1,500 coins in annual proof sets).
Packaging: in display card.
NZ Post SKU: CU3ABUCN

Five Dollars 2013 Short-tailed Bat: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Images New Zealand / Five Dollars 2013 Short-tailed Bat / Proof - obverse photo New Zealand / Five Dollars 2013 Short-tailed Bat / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 1,500 (included in total)
In Set 2013 New Zealand Proof Currency Set, mintage 1,500
6 coins: $5 Short-tailed Bat, $2 Kotuku, $1 Kiwi, 50 Cents, 20 Cents, 10 Cents
Variety Silver Proof
Images New Zealand / Five Dollars 2013 Short-tailed Bat / Silver Proof - obverse photo New Zealand / Five Dollars 2013 Short-tailed Bat / Silver Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 2,000
Material0.999 Silver
Details

38.7mm, 1 troy oz 99.9% silver. In black presentation box. NZ Post SKU: CU3ASPCN.

Five Dollars 2013 Short-tailed Bat: References to Information Used
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New Zealand Post 2013 Coin description
New Zealand Post 2013 Mint
New Zealand Post 2013 Mintage
All (32) 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
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 2013 Short-tailed Bat: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Coin TypeCrown Sized Commemorative
Issued2013
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage3,500
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.700 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDRMKG-EZAC-XJKP-ONXQ
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2013 New Zealand Annual Coin: Short-tailed Bat Silver Proof Coin
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2013 New Zealand Annual Coin: Short-tailed Bat Silver Proof Coin
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2013 New Zealand Annual Coin: Short-tailed Bat Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
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2013 New Zealand Annual Coin: Short-tailed Bat Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
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