For the first time in its history, the New Zealand Mint has issued an official sovereign bullion coin for the nation it calls home. Typically striking coins for Niue, Fiji, the Cook Islands, and other small nations, the private New Zealand Mint now issues a new silver bullion coin for the nation with the image of an extinct species. Now, 2020 1 oz New Zealand Chatham Island Crested Penguin Silver Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Coin arrives in individual plastic capsules, rolls of 20 coins, or boxes of 100 coins!
- 1st issue of the Crested Penguin!
- Limited mintage of only 25,000 coins!
- Features a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of $1 (NZD) by New Zealand.
- Obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse captures the crested penguin.
The Chatham Islands Crested Penguin is known officially as the Eudyptes warhami and was endemic to the Chatham Islands. A member of the broader crested penguin species, the Chatham Islands penguins are believed to have gone extinct around 450 years ago following the arrival of Polynesians to the island chain. The only means through which the Chatham Islands Crested Penguin is known are subfossil bones.
Located 500 miles to the east of New Zealands South Island, the Chatham Islands is a unique and relatively isolated corner of the world. The archipelago consists of 10 islands, with Chatham Island and Pitt Island representing the largest islands. Only 600 people reside here year-round. The islands are a territory of modern-day New Zealand.
Obverse imagery on the new 2020 1 oz New Zealand Chatham Island Crested Penguin Silver Coins includes Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is featured here in right-profile relief in the popular Ian Rank-Broadley design created back in 1998.
Reverse designs for the 2020 New Zealand Chatham Island Crested Penguin Silver Coins depict two members of the extinct Chatham Island Crested Penguin species. The two penguins are shown on a rocky coastline as the ocean roils behind them. The background field includes a Maori symbol.
These 2020 1 oz New Zealand Chatham Island Crested Penguin Silver Coins are available to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins in this series arrive individually inside of plastic capsules, in rolls of 20 coins, or in boxes of 100 coins that include five rolls.
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