New Zealand – 2017 – Silver Dollar Proof Coin – 50 Years (Of Decimal Currency). Take a closer look at some of the key elements of James Berry designs that decorate the surface of this spectacular 2oz Decimal Currency coin. The relief and polishing effects used give each icon depth and detail best viewed up close. Extremely low worldwide mintage of just 350 coins. Features key elements from New Zealand’s 1967 decimal coin designs. Uniquely New Zealand 2oz silver proof coin. Features some of James Berry’s original designs. Packaged in a premium dark wooden box with silver detailing on the lid. On 10 July 1967, New Zealand abandoned pounds, shillings and pence in favour of decimal currency. The new system was quickly adopted by New Zealand and was generally easier to understand than the complex imperial system. Of course, this new currency meant that there also needed to be new coins. The designs that were finally settled on had been designed by New Zealander James Berry. His designs of a silver fern, k whai, tuatara, M ori carved head or k ruru, kiwi and HMS Endeavour were chosen from a wide selection of submissions, and his 10-cent and 50-cent coin designs remain in use today. This 2oz commemorative coin incorporates all of the iconic New Zealand symbols that were used in James Berry’s original designs. Each of the key elements are dispersed around the edge of the coin and encompassed by delicate koru designs. One New Zealand dollar. Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom. Key elements from New Zealand’s six 1967 decimal currency coin designs. Jonathan Gray, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand. BH Mayer’s Kunstprageanstalt GmbH. We are coin dealers based in Auckland, New Zealand. Coins, Banknotes, Bullion & Collectibles. From the Oceanic region. We offer coins for sale through our online store, including the largest online selection of New Zealand Coins & New Zealand Coin Sets. The item “New Zealand 2017 Silver Dollar Proof Coin 50 Years (Of Decimal Currency)” is in sale since Monday, June 25, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins\Coins\Pacific\New Zealand”. The seller is “numismatist.nz” and is located in Auckland. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Oceanic Mint
- MPN: OM2000