Silver Ounce 2021 Kākā, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2021 Kākā, Coin from New Zealand
CoinSilver Ounce 2021 Kākā

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 design is the first commemorative coin to celebrate the kākā, an endemic New Zealand parrot; it marks it as a taonga (treasure) of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Generally heard before they are seen, kākā (kaka) are large, forest-dwelling parrots that are found on the main islands of New Zealand and on several offshore islands. Much reduced in range and abundance in the North and South islands due to forest clearance and predation by introduced mammals, kaka are most abundant on offshore islands that have no introduced mammals.

MintRoyal Dutch Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
New Zealand / Silver Ounce 2021 Kākā - 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 1oz ELIZABETH II 2021.

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 2021
Reverse
New Zealand / Silver Ounce 2021 Kākā - reverse photo

The reverse design features an illustration of the kākā painted by New Zealand artist Ben Timmins. In the background two ferns crown the bird, as a symbol of protection and guardianship. The ferns are engraved, and the background colour treated to give greater depth to the imagery and highlight the kākā painting.

Around above, the face value ONE DOLLAR. Around below, the popular name of the bird followed by its scientific name in Latin: KĀKĀ NESTOR MERIDIONALIS.

Reverse Inscription ONE DOLLAR KĀKĀ NESTOR MERIDIONALIS
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Notes

Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging: in presentation box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
NZ Post SKU: CU20JSPCN
Issue price: NZ$ 145.00

See also

The NZ Post about the coin is illustrated with a 2020 obverse; however, the coins are actually dated 2021.

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All (49) 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 2017 Taniwha 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND 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 2019 Space Pioneers 1,500 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 2021 Tūī 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1oz ELIZABETH II 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Aoraki Mount Cook 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1oz ELIZABETH II 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Kōwhai 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1oz ELIZABETH II 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Kākā 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1oz ELIZABETH II 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Tangaroa - Guardian of the Ocean 400 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1oz ELIZABETH II 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Tangaroa - Whale 400 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1oz ELIZABETH II 2021
Silver Ounce 2022 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
Silver Ounce 2022 Matariki 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND .999 Ag 1oz ELIZABETH II 2022
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Silver Ounce 2021 Kākā: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerBen Timmins
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDANMQ-EPYC-DVQG-OJYG
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