Silver Five Ounces 2022 Kiwi, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces 2022 Kiwi, Coin from New Zealand
CoinSilver Five Ounces 2022 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 with black plating is part of an annual series featuring a new Kiwi design every year, and depicts the Little Spotted Kiwi.

Kiwi are a beloved symbol of Aotearoa New Zealand, characteristic of the uniquely understated qualities that contribute to the nation’s collective identity. Also known as kiwi pukupuku, the little spotted kiwi is the smallest of five kiwi species. The little spotted kiwi is the only recent species of kiwi to have become extinct on the New Zealand mainland. However, thanks to predator-free islands and fenced sanctuaries, the population is estimated to be 2,000 and growing.

MintB. H. Mayer Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage350
Obverse
New Zealand / Silver Five Ounces 2022 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 .999 Ag 5oz ELIZABETH II 2022.

The inscription also 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.

The portrait of the Queen is gold plated.

Obverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 5oz ELIZABETH II 2022
Reverse
New Zealand / Silver Five Ounces 2022 Kiwi - reverse photo

The male kiwi pukupuku parent will stay with the nest until the chick is mature enough to leave. With a black proof finish, this high-relief coin features elegant gold plating over the kiwi and chick, depicted in their natural habitat.

Around above, the face value TEN DOLLARS.

Around below, the inscription LITTLE SPOTTED KIWI, followed by the scientific name of the species, Apteryx owenii.

The kiwi and the chick are gold plated.

Reverse Inscription TEN DOLLARS LITTLE SPOTTED KIWI Apteryx owenii
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Notes

Finish: black proof, selective gold plating.
Packaging: in black presentation box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
NZ Post SKU: CU21KSP05
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
- 5 oz Silver, Little Spotted Kiwi, 2022
- 2 oz Silver, Rowi Kiwi, 2020
- 2 oz Silver, Brown Kiwi, 2021
- 2 oz Silver, Little Spotted Kiwi, 2022
- $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 2022 Kiwi: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage350
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerStephen Fuller
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size65.000 mm
Mass155.500 g
OCC IDGAVP-EXAC-BAPQ-OMDY
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