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Coin: Two Dollars 2011
Description

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Face value2 (x Dollar) TypeTwo Dollars
Year2011 CurrentYes
Mintage8,004,700 (8.0 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 8,000,000 (8.0 million)
Royal Dutch Mint No mint mark 4,700 (4700)
MaterialAluminium-Bronze DesignerRobert Maurice Conly
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)26.5000 Thickness (mm)2.7000
Mass (g)10
Obverse

Crowned head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth portrait"). In tiny letters below head the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley). Around, the legend and date: NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2011.

Obverse inscription NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2011
Reverse

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 inscriptionTWO DOLLARS
EdgeGrooved Edge inscriptionNone
Two Dollars 2011: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
In sets, brass (Royal Dutch Mint) 2,000 (included in main number)
Proof, brass (Royal Dutch Mint) 1,500 (included in main number)
Proof, silver (Royal Dutch Mint) 1,200 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Two Dollars 2011: Photos
Two Dollars 2011: Photo Brass 2 dollar of Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Brass 2 dollar of Reserve Bank of New Zealand
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Two Dollars 2011: Photo Brass 2 dollar of Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Brass 2 dollar of Reserve Bank of New Zealand
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Two Dollars 2011: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 121
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 121a (brass)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 121b (silver)
Two Dollars 2011: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mint
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Mintage link Circulation mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Sets and proof mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Sets and proof
Two Dollars 2011: Some useful external links
American Numismatic Society: Brass 2 dollar of Reserve Bank of New Zealand
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