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Coin: One Dollar 2008

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Face value1 (x Dollar) TypeOne Dollar (small)
Year2008 CurrentYes
Mintage11,008,000 (11.0 million) RarityC (Common)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 11,008,000 (11.0 million)
MaterialAluminium-Bronze DesignerRobert Maurice Conly
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)23 Thickness (mm)2.7400
Mass (g)8

Crowned head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth portrait"). In tiny letters below head the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley). Around, NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2008.

Obverse inscription NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2008

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

Krause catalogues list circulation mintage of 6,000,000 which as variance with the official 11 mln figure from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

One Dollar 2008: Known varieties
In sets 4,000 (included in main number)
Proof 4,000 (included in main number)
Butterfly Lips unknown (included in main number)
One Dollar 2008: Photos
One Dollar 2008: Photo $1 2008
$1 2008
Copyright: New Zealand Coin Errors and Varieties
One Dollar 2008: Photo $1 Coin
$1 Coin
Copyright: British Museum / CC BY-NC-SA
One Dollar 2008: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 120
One Dollar 2008: References to Information Used
Reserve Bank of New Zealand 2008 Mint link Circulation mint
New Zealand Post 2008 Mint link Proof and sets mint
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Mintage link Circulation mintage
New Zealand Post 2008 Mintage link Sets and proof mintage
New Zealand Post 2008 Varieties link Sets and proof
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 2017 Varieties Butterfly Lips
One Dollar 2008: Some useful external links
2008 Hamilton's Frog Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Set | New Zealand Post Coins British Museum - coin
Royal Mint Bullion
Royal Mint Bullion
List of all (55) coins of type: New Zealand / One Dollar
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