Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Kiwi, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Kiwi, Coin from New Zealand
CoinGold Quarter Ounce 2021 Kiwi

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 quarter-ounce format (abbreviated as 1/4 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.

This coin is part of an annual series featuring a new Kiwi design every year, and depicts the Brown Kiwi. The Brown Kiwi is also known as "Northern Kiwi" or "Northern Striped Kiwi". It lives in isolated populations on New Zealand's North Island. The plumage of the flightless bird is typically dark brown with a reddish pattern. The brown kiwi is the only species that regularly lays two eggs in a clutch.

MintB. H. Mayer Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 500
Obverse
New Zealand / Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Kiwi - obverse photo

The obverse 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 and the date: NEW ZEALAND .9999 Au .25oz ELIZABETH II 2021.

The inscription also indicates the precious metal content - ".9999 Au .25oz" means "one quarter of a troy ounce of 99.99% gold"; Au is abbreviated from Aurum, the Latin word for gold.

Obverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND .9999 Au .25oz ELIZABETH II 2021
Reverse
New Zealand / Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Kiwi - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features a male brown kiwi in its burrow, with two eggs, surrounded by native foliage.

The face value $10 (ten dollars) is on the right.

Around below, the inscription BROWN KIWI, followed by the scientific name of the species, - APTERYX MANTELLI.

Reverse Inscription $10 BROWN KIWI - APTERYX MANTELLI
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in black presentation box.
NZ Post SKU: CU20MGPCN
Issue price: NZ$ 1,200.00

See also

Annual Kiwi coins issued by New Zealand (ordered by year / metal / size):
- 1/4 oz Gold Kiwi with map of New Zealand, 2009
- $1 Copper-Nickel Kiwi with map of New Zealand (with silver ounce proof variant), 2009
- 1/4 oz Gold, Kiwi with the Southern Cross, 2010
- 1 oz Silver, Kiwi with the Southern Cross, 2010
- 1/4 oz Gold, Kiwi with silver fern, 2011
- 1 oz Silver, Kiwi with silver fern, 2011
- 1/4 oz Gold, Kiwi with kōwhai flower, 2012
- 1 oz Silver, Kiwi with kōwhai flower, 2012
- 1/4 oz Gold, Kiwi with Tane Mahuta, 2013
- 1 oz Silver, Kiwi with Tane Mahuta, 2013
- 1/4 oz Gold, Kiwi with Mitre Peak, 2014
- 1 oz Silver, Kiwi with Mitre Peak, 2014
- 1/4 oz Gold, Brown Kiwi, 2015
- 1 oz Silver, Brown Kiwi, 2015
- 1 oz Silver, Kiwi Silhouette, 2015
- 1/4 oz Gold (egg shaped), Great Spotted Kiwi, 2016
- 1 oz Silver (egg shaped), Great Spotted Kiwi, 2016
- 1/4 oz Gold, Raikura Tokoeka Kiwi, 2017
- 1 oz Silver, Raikura Tokoeka Kiwi, 2017
- 1/4 oz Gold, Little Spotted Kiwi, 2018
- 5 oz Silver, Little Spotted Kiwi, 2018
- 1 oz Silver, Little Spotted Kiwi, 2018
- 1/4 oz Gold, Brown Kiwi, 2019
- 1 kg Silver, Brown Kiwi, 2019
- 1 oz Silver, Brown Kiwi, 2019
- 1/2 oz Silver, Brown Kiwi, 2019
- 1/2 oz Silver, Little Spotted Kiwi, 2019
- 1/2 oz Silver, Great Spotted Kiwi, 2019
- 1/2 oz Silver, Rowi Kiwi, 2019
- 1/2 oz Silver, Tokoeka Kiwi, 2019
- 1/4 oz Gold, Rowi Kiwi, 2020
- 1 kg Silver, Rowi Kiwi, 2020
- 5 oz Silver, Rowi Kiwi, 2020
- 2 oz Silver, Rowi Kiwi, 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Rowi Kiwi, 2020
- 1/4 oz Gold, Brown Kiwi, 2021
- 1 kg Silver, Brown Kiwi, 2021
- 5 oz Gold, Brown Kiwi, 2021
- 5 oz Silver, Brown Kiwi, 2021
- 2 oz Silver, Brown Kiwi, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Brown Kiwi, 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold, Little Spotted Kiwi, 2022
- 1 kg Silver, Little Spotted Kiwi, 2022
- 5 oz Silver, Little Spotted Kiwi, 2022
- 2 oz Silver, Little Spotted Kiwi, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Little Spotted Kiwi, 2022
- 1/4 oz Gold, Tokoeka Kiwi, 2023
- 1 kg Silver, Tokoeka Kiwi, 2023
- 5 oz Silver, Tokoeka Kiwi, 2023
- 2 oz Silver, Tokoeka Kiwi, 2023
- 1 oz Silver, Tokoeka Kiwi, 2023

Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Kiwi: References to Information Used
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New Zealand Post 2021 Coin description
New Zealand Post 2021 Mint
New Zealand Post 2021 Mintage
All (19) coins of type: Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Quarter Ounce 2009 Kiwi 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2009
Gold Quarter Ounce 2010 Kiwi 1,300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2010
Gold Quarter Ounce 2011 Kiwi 995 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2011
Gold Quarter Ounce 2012 Kiwi 950 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2012
Gold Quarter Ounce 2013 Kiwi 950 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2013
Gold Quarter Ounce 2014 Kiwi 950 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2014
Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 Kiwi 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2015
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Kiwi 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2016
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 1916 Courage and Commitment 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2016
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Kiwi 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2017
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Kiwi 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .9999 Au 0.25oz ELIZABETH II 2018
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Kiwi 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .9999 Au .25oz ELIZABETH II 2019
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Kiwi 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .9999 Au .25oz ELIZABETH II 2020
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Kiwi 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .9999 Au .25oz ELIZABETH II 2021
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Kiwi 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .9999 Au .25oz ELIZABETH II 2022
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Platinum Jubilee 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .9999 Au .25oz ELIZABETH II 2022
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Kiwi 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .9999 Au .25oz ELIZABETH II 2023
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 King Charles III Coronation 500 King Charles III - Portrait by Stephen Fuller CHARLES III · NEW ZEALAND .9999 Au .25oz 2023
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 King Charles III 75th Birthday 300 King Charles III - Portrait by Stephen Fuller CHARLES III · NEW ZEALAND .9999 Au .25oz 2023
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Kiwi: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage500
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerHelcia Berryman, Stephen Fuller
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size26.0000 mm
Mass7.7750 g
OCC IDNXYD-ONZC-QZMD-OVRB
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