Silver Half Ounce 2019 Little Spotted Kiwi, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Silver Half Ounce 2019 Little Spotted Kiwi, Coin from New Zealand
CoinSilver Half Ounce 2019 Little Spotted 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 half ounce of silver format (abbreviated as 1/2 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). It was issued as part of a five-coin set only, with each coin in the set dedicated to one of the five species of kiwi, and is only available in the set - no coins of this type were issued individually.

MintB. H. Mayer Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage500
Obverse
New Zealand / Silver Half Ounce 2019 Little Spotted 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 2019.

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

Obverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag .5oz ELIZABETH II 2019
Reverse
New Zealand / Silver Half Ounce 2019 Little Spotted Kiwi - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features a Little Spotted Kiwi bird in its native habitat.

Around above, the face value ONE DOLLAR.

Around below, LITTLE SPOTTED KIWI, below which the scientific name of the species, APTERYX OWENII.

The rim is decorate with "koru" (native Maori style) motifs.

Reverse Inscription ONE DOLLAR LITTLE SPOTTED KIWI APTERYX OWENII
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: "specimen", reverse proof-like (mirror-polished designs on a frosted background).

Issued in Set
2019 Kiwi Silver Specimen Coin Set, mintage 500
5 coins: 1/2 oz Silver Brown Kiwi, 1/2 oz Silver Great Spotted Kiwi, 1/2 oz Silver Little Spotted Kiwi, 1/2 oz Silver Rowi, 1/2 oz Silver Tokoeka
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

Silver Half Ounce 2019 Little Spotted Kiwi: References to Information Used
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Silver Half Ounce 2019 Little Spotted Kiwi: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerDave Burke
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size30.000 mm
Mass15.550 g
OCC IDRNAZ-EGWC-BZMK-EXJL
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