Silver Ounce 2017 Taniwha, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2017 Taniwha, Coin from New Zealand
CoinSilver Ounce 2017 Taniwha

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.

NZ Post (the issuer of the coin) says about it:
A dominant creature in many Māori legends, the taniwha is beautifully depicted in this 1oz silver proof coin. They were said to live in water, favouring deep pools in lakes, or rough waters and rips in rivers and oceans. The powerful taniwha can be seen emerging from a stormy sea in this detailed coin.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,500
Obverse
New Zealand / Silver Ounce 2017 Taniwha - 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 ELIZABETH II 2017.

Obverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2017
Reverse
New Zealand / Silver Ounce 2017 Taniwha - reverse photo

At centre, reverse of the coin features a representation of the mythical taniwha. This subject of many Māori myths and legends is portrayed emerging from turbulent waters which were said to be its favoured habitat.

Around above and around below, the value and denomination in Māori and in English: KOTAHI TĀRA and ONE DOLLAR.

Reverse Inscription KOTAHI TĀRA ONE DOLLAR
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in display box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
NZ Post SKU: CU6LSPCN
Issue price: NZ$ 149.00

See also

The same design was also issued in five ounces of gold and one ounce of gold.

Silver Ounce 2017 Taniwha: References to Information Used
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Silver Ounce 2017 Taniwha: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2017
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerDave Burke
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDMXKD-OKQC-KJDD-OWQJ
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2017 Taniwha Silver Proof Coin
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