Silver Ounce 2016 Queen's 90th Birthday, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2016 Queen's 90th Birthday, Coin from New Zealand
CoinSilver Ounce 2016 Queen's 90th Birthday

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 internationally popular one ounce of silver format (abbreviated as 1 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 commemorates the 90th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II on 21 April 2016.

NZ Post (the issuer of the coin) says about it:
This beautiful 1oz silver proof coin features the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) pictured holding their daughter, Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) as she sleeps in a precious christening gown. The christening gown has been used by the royal family for generations, with a faithful replica used today for the newest additions to the royal family. The photo has been printed using a minted photo image technique, replicating the photographic look from days gone by. The photograph is framed by beautiful, high relief gold plating featuring New Zealand’s pōhutukawa flowers.

MintRoyal Dutch Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,500
Obverse
New Zealand / Silver Ounce 2016 Queen's 90th Birthday - 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 ELIZABETH II 2016.

Obverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2016
Reverse
New Zealand / Silver Ounce 2016 Queen's 90th Birthday - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows at its centre a photograph of the Royal couple the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) pictured holding their daughter, Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) as she sleeps in her christening gown.

Around above right, the inscription $1 QUEEN ELIZABETH II.

The rim is gold plated and is decorated with New Zealand pōhutukawa flowers. Around below, the inscription 90TH BIRTHDAY.

Reverse Inscription $1 QUEEN ELIZABETH II 90TH BIRTHDAY
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured, selective gold plating.
Packaging: in purple leatherette case, with numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
NZ Post SKU: CU6DSPCN
Issue price: NZ$ 149.00

Mintage of 2,500 is comprised of 1,500 individually boxed coins and 1,000 issued as part of the 2016 New Zealand Proof Currency Set.

The coins are issued by NZ Post, which is the official issuer of all commemorative stamps and coins for New Zealand.

Silver Ounce 2016 Queen's 90th Birthday: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Images New Zealand / Silver Ounce 2016 Queen's 90th Birthday / In mint sets - obverse photo New Zealand / Silver Ounce 2016 Queen's 90th Birthday / In mint sets - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 1,000 (included in total)
In Set 2016 New Zealand Proof Currency Set, mintage 1,000
6 coins: 1 oz Silver Queen's 90th Birthday, $2 Kotuku, $1 Kiwi, 50 Cents, 20 Cents, 10 Cents
Silver Ounce 2016 Queen's 90th Birthday: References to Information Used
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New Zealand Post 2016 Coin description
New Zealand Post 2016 Mint
New Zealand Post 2016 Mintage
All (40) coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Ounce 2010 Kiwi 21,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2010
Silver Ounce 2011 Kiwi 17,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2011
Silver Ounce 2012 Kiwi 18,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2012
Silver Ounce 2013 Kiwi 18,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2013
Silver Ounce 2013 Coronation 60th Anniversary 1,953 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2013
Silver Ounce 2014 Kiwi 15,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2014
Silver Ounce 2015 Kiwi 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2015
Silver Ounce 2015 Kiwi Silhouette 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2015
Silver Ounce 2016 Haast's Eagle 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Kiwi 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Queen's 90th Birthday 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 1916 Courage and Commitment 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2016
Silver Ounce 2017 Laughing Owl 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Kiwi 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Platinum Wedding Anniversary 2,017 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1oz ELIZABETH II 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Decimal Currency 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1oz ELIZABETH II 2017
Silver Ounce 2018 Moa 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1oz ELIZABETH II 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Kiwi 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1oz ELIZABETH II 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Royal Wedding 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1oz ELIZABETH II 2018
Silver Ounce 2019 North Island Takahē 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1oz ELIZABETH II 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Kiwi 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1oz ELIZABETH II 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 North Island Takahē, Coloured 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1oz ELIZABETH II 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 All Blacks 2,019 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1oz ELIZABETH II 2019
Silver Ounce 2020 Kiwi 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1oz ELIZABETH II 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Chatham Island Crested Penguin 26,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1oz ELIZABETH II 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 WWII 75 Years Peace 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1oz ELIZABETH II 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 WWII 75 Years Remembrance 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1oz ELIZABETH II 2020
Silver Ounce 2021 Auckland Island Merganser 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1oz ELIZABETH II 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Kiwi 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1oz ELIZABETH II 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 The Lord of the Rings - Frodo 20,300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1 oz ELIZABETH II 2021 MIDDLE-EARTH
Silver Ounce 2021 The Lord of the Rings - Boromir 20,300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1 oz ELIZABETH II 2021 MIDDLE-EARTH
Silver Ounce 2021 The Lord of the Rings - Gandalf 20,300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1 oz ELIZABETH II 2021 MIDDLE-EARTH
Silver Ounce 2021 Quest of the Ring - Gandalf's Escape 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1 oz ELIZABETH II 2021 MIDDLE-EARTH
Silver Ounce 2021 Quest of the Ring - Doors of Durin 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1 oz ELIZABETH II 2021 MIDDLE-EARTH
Silver Ounce 2021 Quest of the Ring - Gates of Argonath 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1 oz ELIZABETH II 2021 MIDDLE-EARTH
Silver Ounce 2021 A Shadow in the East - Saruman 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1 oz ELIZABETH II 2021 MIDDLE-EARTH
Silver Ounce 2021 A Shadow in the East - Lurtz 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1 oz ELIZABETH II 2021 MIDDLE-EARTH
Silver Ounce 2021 A Shadow in the East - Eye of Sauron 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1 oz ELIZABETH II 2021 MIDDLE-EARTH
Silver Ounce 2022 Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1oz ELIZABETH II 2022
Silver Ounce 2022 Kiwi 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1oz ELIZABETH II 2022
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Silver Ounce 2016 Queen's 90th Birthday: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2016
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerDave Burke
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDRWKZ-OJNC-QDDZ-OXGL
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