Silver Ounce 2018 Moa, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2018 Moa, Coin from New Zealand
CoinSilver Ounce 2018 Moa

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.

New Zealand has the tradition of issuing one "main" large commemorative per year, and this coin is the 2018 New Zealand Annual Coin, featuring the Moa bird.

NZ Post says about it:
Moa are classified as part of the ratite group of birds, along with the emu, ostrich and kiwi. As they evolved in isolation from the rest of the world, and essentially without predators, the name of the living ratite to which they were more closely related has long been debated. For a long time it was thought to be the kiwi, but DNA testing has shown that the moa were most closely related to the small tinamous of South America - a surprising result indeed.

These giant herbivores were prevalent across New Zealand’s mainland as well as on offshore islands such Great Barrier and Stewart. On coastal dunes, in swamp lands and dense forests and all the way up to sub-alpine zones around 2,000 metres above sea level, moa browsed on a wide variety of foliage including flowers, trees and berries.

This 1oz silver proof coin minted from 0.999 silver has a stylised image of a moa in one of its more common habitats. It’s thought that multiple species of moa would have shared similar regions and browsing areas. Here the moa is depicted in a southern landscape; snow-capped peaks in the background can be seen as it emerges from dense native bush. An etching-like technique was used by talented artist Dave Burke to create this unique and highly detailed scene.

MintB. H. Mayer Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,500
Obverse
New Zealand / Silver Ounce 2018 Moa - 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 1oz ELIZABETH II 2018.

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

Obverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1oz ELIZABETH II 2018
Reverse
New Zealand / Silver Ounce 2018 Moa - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts a moa bird in a mountainous landscape.

Above left, the inscription MOA (with a bird footprint in the middle), followed by the value and denomination $5 (five dollars).

Reverse Inscription MOA $5
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in black presentation box, with Certificate of Authenticity.
NZ Post SKU: CU8BSPCN
Issue price: NZ$ 139.00

See also

The New Zealand annual coins are:
- 1 oz Silver, Haast's Eagle, 2016
- 1 oz Silver, Laughing Owl, 2017
- 1 oz Silver, Moa, 2018
- 1 oz Silver, North Island Takahē, 2019
- 2 oz Silver, Chatham Island Crested Penguin, 2020
- 2 oz Silver, Auckland Island Merganser, 2021

Silver Ounce 2018 Moa: References to Information Used
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New Zealand Post 2018 Coin description
New Zealand Post 2018 Mint
New Zealand Post 2018 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 2018 Moa: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (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 IDNXYD-ENZC-QDYJ-EVRB
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