Silver Kilo 2020 Rowi Kiwi, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

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 very large silver kilogram format (abbreviated as 1 kg 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 New Zealand’s rarest kiwi - the Rowi.

There is one natural population of about 450 rowi (Apteryx rowi) in Ōkārito forest and surrounds in South Westland. Ōkārito was designated as one of the five special Kiwi Sanctuaries in 2000. Rowi can also be found on two predator-free islands in the Marlborough Sounds, following successful translocations of birds. Unlike some other kiwi species, male and female rowi both take turns incubating their eggs. Although they do not rely on their parents for food and protection (all kiwi chicks are self-sufficient as soon as they hatch), rowi juveniles often stay with their family group for years. Rowi are slow breeders, normally laying just one egg per year - making the death of an adult bird all the more devastating to the population.

Information about: Silver Kilo 2020 Rowi Kiwi, Coin from New Zealand
MintB. H. Mayer Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage100
Obverse
New Zealand / Silver Kilo 2020 Rowi 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 1kg ELIZABETH II 2020.

The inscription indicates the precious metal content - ".999 Ag 1kg" means "one kilogram of 99.9% silver"; Ag is abbreviated from Argentum, the Latin word for silver.

Obverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1kg ELIZABETH II 2020
Reverse
New Zealand / Silver Kilo 2020 Rowi Kiwi - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features a rowi kiwi walking to left, above Maori-style "koru" designs representing the oceans and landscapes of New Zealand.

Around above, the scientific name of the species APTERYX ROWI, below which the face value - TWENTY DOLLARS -.

Reverse Inscription APTERYX ROWI - TWENTY DOLLARS -
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: "specimen" (proof-like).
Packaging: in black display case, with an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
NZ Post SKU: CU9FSPC1
Issue price: NZ$ 2,500.

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

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Silver Kilo 2020 Rowi Kiwi: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Kilo (1 kg)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value20 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage100
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerSaint Andrew Matautia
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size100.0000 mm
Mass1,000.0000 g
OCC IDGAVP-EXAC-PQKR-OMDY
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