2020 New Zealand $1 1-oz Silver Chatham Island Crested Penguin BU

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New Zealand’s First-Ever Silver Bullion Coin

Like the Woolly Mammoth, the Chatham Island Crested Penguin was hunted to extinction. But unlike the Mammoth who disappeared in prehistoric times, the Crested Penguin that lived on the New Zealand territorial island up until about 450 years ago. The first Polynesian settlers exhausted the population of the large birds, not only eliminating it as a food source but depriving future generations of laying their eyes this beautiful creature — until now!

Not only is the Crested Penguin the subject of a new coin from New Zealand, but the coin is the first-ever silver bullion coin struck with a New Zealand denomination! Issued by the New Zealand Post in partnership with the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, this 2020-dated legal-tender $1 coin features a pair of New Zealand’s extinct Chatham Island Crested Penguins struck in a full ounce of highly pure 99.9% fine silver. In the background a Maori symbol is visible, representing the rich and fascinating heritage of New Zealand’s native culture.

Each coin available in this offer also comes in original Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition with razor-sharp details that are as fresh and crisp as the day they left the mint. The coins will come encapsulated in a clear acrylic holder and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Just 25,000 of these first-ever 2020 New Zealand One-Ounce Silver Chatham Island Crested Penguin Bullion Coins will be struck for worldwide release — a relatively small issue for a one-ounce bullion release. With such a small release, the time to stock up on these coins is now before they become hunted to extinction by eager collectors hungry for something new to add to their collections.

  • NEW ZEALAND’S FIRST-EVER SILVER BULLION COIN – Issued by the New Zealand Post in partnership with the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, this is the first-ever silver bullion coin struck with a New Zealand denomination.
  • ICONIC CRESTED PENGUIN – The coin features a pair of New Zealand’s extinct Chatham Island Crested Penguins. The coin’s obverse displays a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE SILVER—Each Chatham Island Crested Penguin Coin was struck in one Troy ounce of highly pure 99.9% fine silver and measures 40 mm in diameter.
  • LEGAL-TENDER COIN – These 2020 New Zealand One-Ounce Silver Chatham Island Crested Penguin Coins are $1 legal tender in New Zealand.
  • BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED CONDITION – Your 2020 New Zealand One-Ounce Silver Chatham Island Crested Penguin Coin comes in original Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition, as fresh and crisp as the day it left the mint.
  • LOW LIMITED EDITION – The maximum worldwide edition for the 2020 New Zealand One-Ounce Silver Chatham Island Crested Penguin Bullion Coin has been set at just 25,000.

Secure the 2020 New Zealand One-Ounce Silver Chatham Island Crested Penguin Coin — New Zealand’s FIRST-EVER silver bullion coin — now before our supply runs out!

Year of Issue 2020
Country New Zealand
Composition Silver
Purity 0.9990
Condition Uncirculated
Grade BU
Denomination 1.00
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name New Zealand Post
Coin Weight 31.1 Grams - g
Weight 1 Ounce - oz
Dimensions 40mm