Saturday, February 9, 2013

Birds of Prey - Great Horned Owl One Ounce Silver Coin

About the Design:

New Zealand Mint is proud to issue the 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 a Great Horned Owl in high quality colour set against the mirror like finish of a proof coin. The bird is immediately recognisable by the tufts of feathers or ‘horns’ on its head.

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.


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


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

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