Sunday, March 17, 2013

Osprey - Birds of Prey One Ounce (1oz) Silver Coin - New Zealand Mint






About the Design:

New Zealand Mint is proud to issue the Birds of Prey 1oz Silver coin series. Each of the coins within the series celebrates the beauty and power of these magnificent creatures.

Reverse Design:

This dramatically captures an Osprey diving upon a fish with claws and wings outstretched to receive its prey. The power and magnificence of this bird is wonderfully captured in this detailed colour image. The Osprey is vividly set against an engraved natural landscape of great detail.

Obverse Design:

This features the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The coin is issued by New Zealand Mint as legal tender, under the authority of Niue Island.

Packaging:

The coin is presented in an attractive wooden case with removable insert. Insert can be positioned so the coin is displayed upright.

Specifications:

Metal .999 Silver
Finish Proof
Diameter 40.7 mm
Edge Milled
Denomination $2
Year of Issue 2013
Mintage 5,000