September 8th, 2009

COMMEMORATIVES: New from New Zealand

[AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND] The New Zealand Mint has two new products out.

The first is the four-coin Famous Airships collection, the mint’s first oval coin. Each coin is 1 Troy ounce minted from 99.9 percent pure silver. The coins are $2 legal tender of Fiji Islands.

The collection has a restricted mintage of 20,000 sets for worldwide distribution.

The second is a one-ounce, 99.9 percent pure silver coin that celebrates the resurgence of the humpback whale. The coin is $2 legal tender of the Pitcairn islands.

The “Airships” set and the humpback whales coin can be ordered online at

The New Zealand Mint is New Zealand’s only precious metal mint. Founded in 1967, it has been minting legal tender commemorative coins, gold bullion and medallions for more than 40 years. Best known for its Gold Kiwi bullion, New Zealand Mint produces and markets a wide range of precious metal items.

2009 . Issues . News and Notes . September