Two Dollars 1990, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Two Dollars 1990, Coin from New Zealand
CoinTwo Dollars 1990

The New Zealand two-dollar coin is the largest-denomination coin of the New Zealand dollar. It was introduced along with the small circulating one-dollar coin in 1990. Both are made from an alloy of aluminium and brass. It is also the largest and heaviest coin in circulation.

Coins issued in 1990 have now been in circulation for 29 years.

MintRoyal Mint Mintage30,018,000 (30.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
Obverse
New Zealand / Two Dollars 1990 - obverse photo

Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II wearing a pearl necklace, facing right (effigy known as the "Third Portrait"); incuse in tiny letters on neck truncation, the designer's initials RDM (for Raphael David Maklouf).

Around, the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1990.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1990
Reverse
New Zealand / Two Dollars 1990 - reverse photo

The reverse features an eastern great egret (a type of white heron, Ardea alba modesta; in Maori: kotuku) below curved decorations. The bird is sacred to New Zealand's indigenous Māori people, and highly endangered within the country, only inhabiting the Okarito Lagoon on the South Island.

Kotuku or white heron have always been rare in New Zealand and are revered by both Māori and pakeha for its elegant white feathers. This graceful bird has long, slender legs and a long, thin S-shaped neck, which has a distinct kink when flying. Kotuku are specially adapted for wading in shallow, muddy waterways: it has long legs that are bare of feathers to well above the ankle joint and long spreading toes. In New Zealand it only breeds near Whataroa, South Westland, between September and January.

The value and denomination, TWO DOLLARS, is curved below the bird.

Reverse Inscription TWO DOLLARS
EdgeGroovedEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The 1990 New Zealand brilliant uncirculated mint sets (mintage 18,000) and proof sets (mintage 10,000) were produced by the Royal Mint (London) as evidenced by the text in the cardboard inserts, and not by the Royal Australian Mint as Krause catalogues say.

Two Dollars 1990: Known varieties
Variety In sets
Mintage 18,000 (included in total)
Variety Silver Proof
Mintage 10,000
Material0.925 Silver
Two Dollars 1990: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Mint link Circulation mint
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Mintage link Circulation mintage
Royal Mint 1990 Mintage Sets and proofs mintage
Royal Mint 1990 Varieties Sets and proofs
Two Dollars 1990 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintSilver ProofProof 44.81 44.39 43.97 43.55
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 4.98 4.93 4.89 4.84
Two Dollars 1990 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintIn setsGem Uncirculated 5.48 5.42 5.36 5.30
Royal MintIn setsBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 4.81 4.71 4.62 4.52
Royal MintIn setsUncirculated (UNC) 2.87 2.81 2.75 2.69
Royal MintSilver ProofProof FDC 14.95 14.79 14.63 14.47
Royal MintSilver ProofProof 24.78 24.44 24.10 23.76
Royal MintGem Uncirculated 4.98 4.93 4.88 4.82
Royal MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3.17 2.84 2.50 2.17
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 2.12 1.96 1.80 1.64
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 1.91 1.87 1.83 1.79
Historic values in NZD for Two Dollars 1990 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in NZD for Two Dollars 1990 / Silver Proof / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Two Dollars 1990 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Two Dollars 1990 / Silver Proof / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Two Dollars 1990 / In sets / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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All (27) Coins of Country: New Zealand, Type: Two Dollars
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Two Dollars 1990 30,018,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1990
Two Dollars 1991 10,035,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1991
Two Dollars 1992 (mint sets only) 24,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1992
Two Dollars 1993 Kingfisher 50,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1993
Two Dollars 1994 (mint sets only) 11,600 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1994
Two Dollars 1995 (mint sets only) 9,560 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1995
Two Dollars 1996 (mint sets only) 7,719 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1996
Two Dollars 1997 1,006,282 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1997
Two Dollars 1998 6,002,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1998
Two Dollars 1999 5,054,999 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 1999
Two Dollars 2000 (mint sets only) 4,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2000
Two Dollars 2001 3,004,910 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2001
Two Dollars 2002 6,005,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2002
Two Dollars 2003 6,004,496 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2003
Two Dollars 2004 (mint sets only) 6,300 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2004
Two Dollars 2005 5,006,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2005
Two Dollars 2006 (mint sets only) 5,100 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2006
Two Dollars 2007 (mint sets only) 9,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2007
Two Dollars 2008 8,008,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2008
Two Dollars 2009 (mint sets only) 3,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2009
Two Dollars 2010 (mint sets only) 3,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2010
Two Dollars 2011 8,004,700 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2011
Two Dollars 2012 (mint sets only) 4,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2012
Two Dollars 2013 (mint sets only) 6,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2013
Two Dollars 2014 7,000,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2014
Two Dollars 2015 3,000,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2015
Two Dollars 2016 3,000,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2016
Two Dollars 1990: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Coin TypeTwo Dollars
Issued1990
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Mintage30,018,000 (30.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentYes
MaterialAluminium-Bronze
DesignerRobert Maurice Conly
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)26.5000
Thickness (mm)2.7000
Mass (g)10
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Two Dollars 1990: Photos
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Two Dollars 1990: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 79
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 79a (Silver Proof)