Silver Five Ounces 2018 Kiwi, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces 2018 Kiwi, Coin from New Zealand
CoinSilver Five Ounces 2018 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 large five ounces of silver format (abbreviated as 5 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum). 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 Little Spotted Kiwi (Apteryx owenii) - New Zealand’s smallest kiwi.

MintB. H. Mayer Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage500
Obverse
New Zealand / Silver Five Ounces 2018 Kiwi - 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 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 .999 Ag 5oz ELIZABETH II 2018.

The inscription indicates the precious metal content - ".999 Ag 5oz" means "five troy ounces of 99.9% silver"; Ag is abbreviated from Argentum, the Latin word for silver.

Obverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 5oz ELIZABETH II 2018
Reverse
New Zealand / Silver Five Ounces 2018 Kiwi - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features a Little Spotted Kiwi bird; in the background - Rauoterangi Channel, the stretch of water spanning the distance between the mainland and Kapiti Island.

On three lines around above, LITTLE SPOTTED KIWI, below which the scientific name of the species, APTERYX OWENII.

Around below right, the face value TEN DOLLARS.

Reverse Inscription LITTLE SPOTTED KIWI APTERYX OWENII TEN DOLLARS
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in black case, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
NZ Post SKU: CU7HSP05
Issue price: NZ$ 649.00

See also

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

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Silver Five Ounces 2018 Kiwi: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerJonathan Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size65.000 mm
Mass155.500 g
OCC IDQRAP-OBNC-XYRR-OYJD
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