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New Zealand 1992 7 Coin Proof Set w/ $5 Sterling Silver Coin 9,000 set minted.
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Composition:

Sterling Silver, Copper, Nickle and Aluminum

Only 9,000 proof set minted:

minted at Royal Mint in Llantrisant, Wales.

Year:

1992

Sterling Silver $5 Coin:

25th Anniversary of Decimal Coinage New Zealand

Circulated/Uncirculated:

Uncirculated

2nd year for the $5 coin:

New Zealand Proof Set

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This is a listing for a Seven Coin New Zealand 1992 Proof Set by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. Only 9,000 Set were minted by the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, Wales. This set contain the first ever New Zealand $5 Sterling Silver "25th Anniversary of Decimal Currency" Coin. This is a very low mintage that will only increase in value.

Any spots, dust particles or scratches that appear in the pictures are on the protective plastic covering and not on the coins. The coins are mint perfect proof condition.

This 1992 New Zealand Proof Set come with the original outer Silver Cardboard Box embossed with "SILVER ANNIVERSARY 25 YEARS DECIMAL CURRENCY IN NEW ZEALAND". This holds the original Silver Colored Leatherette Folder that contains the hard plastic case which house the 7 Proof Coins. Also come with a Descriptive Card.

The 1992 New Zealand Proof Set contain 7 coins: $5, $2, $1, 50 cent, 20 cent, 10 cent and a 5 cent coin.

The Descriptive Card states on the front: "RESERVE BANK NEW ZEALAND" and "1992 PROOF SET". At the top of the first two interior pages is "1967 - 1992". The first page interior of the card states:

"On the 10th of July 1967 decimal currency was introduced to New Zealand. The centrepiece of the 1992 proof set brings together 25 years of decimal currency on one coin. Also featured on the reverse side is a cluster of fern fronds symbolising growth.

1963 Government makes decision to introduce decimal currency in 1967

1964 Decimal Currency Act determines value and composition of coins. Last of New Zealands pennies minted or circulation* *(1965 pennies minted for souvenir sets)

1965 Half-crowns withdrawn

1966 Final designs of coins released with James Berry being the designer

10 July 1967 Decimal Currency Day

1968 1/2d, 1d and 3d cease to be legal tender

1970 The words "One Shilling" were removed from the ten cent coin

1986 effigy of Queen Elizabeth II changed

1990 One and two cent coins withdrawn from circulation

1990 New twenty cent coin design introduced

1991 One and two dollar coins replace bank notes"

The Descriptive Card's second page of the interior describes the "Sterling Silver 5 Dollar Proof Coin reverse design.

The Descriptive Card's last page states, "1992 Proof Set: Coin Specifications Maximum mintage 9,000 sets". This page provides each coins denominations, design, alloy, diameter, weight, edge treatment and mint.

1. $5 Sterling Silver Coin: Five Dollar Sterling Silver Coin.

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II - Design by Raphael Maklouf.

Legend: ELIZABETH. II. NEW ZEALAND 1992

Reverse: Fern leaf and 9 coins - Design by Maurice Conly.

Legend: DECIMAL CURRENCY 25th ANNIVERSARY - FIVE DOLLARS

Edge: Serrated - continuous mill.

Weight: Silver: 27.22 grams. Size: 38.73 mm (diameter)

Composition: Proof: .925 Silver.

Silver Content: Proof only: .8096 oz.

Mintage: Proof - 9,000. Mintmarks: None.

2. $2 Coin: Two Dollar ($2.00). Copper, Aluminum, & Nickel Coin with "Queen Elizabeth II" on the obverse and the "White Heron" on the reverse.

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II - Design by Raphael Maklouf.
Legend: ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1992. Reverse: White Heron - Design by Maurice Conly. Legend: TWO DOLLARS Edge: Reeded - continuous mill with incused channel & 10 raised dimples. Weight: 10.00 grams. Size: 26.50 mm (diameter). Composition: Aluminium-Bronze - 92% Copper, 6% Aluminium, 2 % Nickel. Mintage: Llantrisant: Circulation: 15,000. Proof: 9,000 Mintmarks: None.

3. $1 Coin: One Dollar ($1.00). Copper, Aluminum, & Nickel Coin with "Queen Elizabeth II" on the obverse and the"Kiwi Bird" on the reverse.

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II - Design by Raphael Maklouf.
Legend: ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1992. Reverse: Kiwi Bird - Design by Maurice Conly. Legend: ONE DOLLAR Edge: Reeded - interrupted mill - 8 alternate segments. Weight: 8.00 grams. Size: 23.00 mm (diameter). Composition: Aluminium-Bronze - 92% Copper, 6% Aluminium, 2 % Nickel. Mintage: Llantrisant: Circulation: 15,000. Proof: 15,000 Mintmarks: None.

4. 50 Cent Coin: Fifty Cent ($0.50). Cupro-nickel Coin with "Queen Elizabeth II" on the obverse and the "Endeavour" on the reverse.

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II - Design by Raphael Maklouf.
Legend: ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND - 1992. Reverse: H.M.B. Endeavour - Design by James Berry. Edge: Reeded - interrupted milling - 5 6.35mm plain segments. Weight: 13.61 grams. Size: 31.75mm (diameter). Composition: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel. Mintage: Llantrisant: Circulation: 15,000. Proof: 9,000 Mintmarks: None.

5. 20 Cent Coin: Twenty Cent ($0.20). Cupro-nickel Coin with "Queen Elizabeth II" on the obverse and a "Maori Carving" on the reverse.

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II - Design by Raphael Maklouf.
Legend: ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND - 1992. Reverse: Maori Carving - Design by Maurice Conly. Edge: Reeded - continuous mill. Weight: 11.31 grams (174.6 grains). Size: 28.58 mm (diameter). Composition: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel. Mintage: Llantrisant: Circulation: 15,000. Proof: 9,000. Mintmarks: None.

6. 10 Cent Coin: Ten Cent ($0.10). Cupro-nickel Coin with "Queen Elizabeth II" on the obverse and a "Maori Mask" face on the reverse.

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II - Design by Raphael Maklouf.
Legend: ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND - 1992. Reverse: Maori Mask - Design by James Berry. Edge: Reeded - continuous mill. Weight: 5.66 grams (87.4 grains). Size: 23.62 mm (diameter). Composition: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel Mintage: Llantrisant: Circulation: 15,000. Proof: 9,000 Mintmarks: None.

7. 5 Cent Coin: Five Cent ($0.05). Cupro-nickel Coin with with "Queen Elizabeth II" on the obverse and the "Tuatara" lizard on the reverse.

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II - Design by Raphael Maklouf.
Legend: ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND - 1992. Reverse: Tuatara - Design by James Berry. Edge: Reeded - continuous mill. Weight: 2.83 grams (43.7 grains). Size: 19.43 mm (diameter). Composition: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel. Mintage: Llantrisant: Circulation: 15,000 ; Proof: 9,000 Mintmarks: None.

RARITY: On the RUSH RARITY SCALE (copyrighted) this Philatelic & Numismatic Cover has a rating of 90 out of 1 to 100 with 100 being the rarest. The RUSH RARITY SCALE is based on world population; population of the country or nation producing the Philatelic or Numismatic item; estimated number of Philatelic or Numismatic collectors in the world; number of Philatelic or Numismatic produced, made or minted; age of the Philatelic or Numismatic item; condition of the Philatelic or Numismatic item; if the country of origin still produces, mints or makes the Philatelic or Numismatic item or if its has been discontinued; and if it is a single Philatelic item or a single Numismatic item or a combination of the two.

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Tuatara

New Zealand was separated from the rest of the world over 100 million years ago. The Tuatara "lizard" has survived all that time. It is not really a lizard. Tuataras survived because no predators invaded New Zealand. Terrestrial mammals failed to cross the Tasman Ocean, which separated New Zealand from Australia by opening about 90 million years ago. Tuataras are unusual reptiles, since they like cool weather. They do not survive well over 25 degrees centigrade but can live below 5 degrees, by hibernating in burrows. New Zealand climate was just right.

Kiwi

The Kiwi, a flightless bird, is a symbol of New Zealand. However, Tuatara is an even more primitive and distinctive animal than Kiwi.

Kowhai

The kowhai is considered by many to be New Zealand's national flower. These flowers hang from the tree as flowering pds (seeds).

Koru

One of the most simple and ubiquitous of Maori symbols, the koru is the representation of new life. The shape is similar to that of a young, unfurled fern, a plant which is very common in New Zealand. A koru shaped carving symbolizes new life or beginnings, growth, peace and/or harmony. This shape is often seen in other Maori designs, such as moko (tattoos).

Cyathea dealbata, or the silver tree fern or silver fern (kaponga or ponga in the Māori language), is a species of medium-sized tree fern, endemic to New Zealand. It is a symbol commonly associated with the country both overseas and by New Zealanders themselves.

This fern is known to grow to heights of 10 m or more (though it occasionally takes a rare creeping form). The crown is dense, and the fronds tend to be about 4 m long and have a silver-white colouration on the undersides. This distinctive silver colouration has made them useful for laying along tracks for night walking. The scales are a dark brown and are often twisted and glossy.

Maori Carving

The art of woodcarving was brought to New Zealand by the ancestors of the present-day Maori, who likely settled the islands around 1100 A.D. Examples of ancient Maori wood sculpture are rare but a number survive, due, in part, to the practice of hiding valuable carvings by immersing them in swamps during times of unrest. The waterlogged environment subsequently preserved the wood.

Much of early Maori woodcarving shows stylistic affinities with works from eastern Polynesia, where the ancestors of the Maori almost certainly originated. As the generations passed, a distinctively Maori carving style gradually began to emerge, developing into what is recognized as the classic Maori style sometime around 1500. Unlike its more sparely ornamented predecessors, classic Maori woodcarving is characterized by boldly rendered three-dimensional forms whose surfaces are engraved with intricate designs.

According to one Maori oral tradition, the art of woodcarving was brought to their ancestors by the cultural hero Ruatepupuke. In the story, Ruatepupuke's son Manuruhi offended Tangaroa, the god of the sea. As punishment, Tangaroa abducted Manuruhi, transforming him into a woodcarving to adorn the gable of his house beneath the sea. Ruatepupuke descended into the sea in search of his son, where he overheard the carved ancestor posts of Tangaroa's house talking to each other. The posts told him where to find Manuruhi. Angered by the mistreatment of his son, Ruatepupuke set fire to Tangaroa's house. He then returned to the human world, bringing Manuruhi and several carved posts with him, and introduced the art of woodcarving to humanity. The reference to talking carvings in the story evokes the aesthetic standards Maori carvers aspire to in creating their work. A masterful carving is said to "speak" to the viewer, while a lesser example remains silent.

White Heron or Kotuku

The kōtuku is common in Australia, the South Pacific and Asia, but in New Zealand, it only breeds near Whataroa, South Westland, between September and January. This colony is in the Waitangiroto Nature Reserve and guided jet boat tours take visitors to view the birds from an observation hide.

During this time, the birds feed in the large coastal lagoons in the area, particularly the nearby Ōkārito Lagoon. After breeding, the birds disperse widely and may be seen at coastal freshwater wetlands or estuaries throughout the country.

Because of its rarity in New Zealand and its beautiful plumage, the kōtuku was highly valued by Māori and European settlers for its ornamental feathers. The species was almost exterminated to satisfy the demand after its only breeding site on the Waitangiroto River was discovered in 1865.

By 1941 there were only four nests. At this time, the Waitangiroto site was declared a reserve and wildlife refuge and patrolled at breeding time. The managed access helps ensure the birds have every opportunity to nest undisturbed. The numbers have now stabilised with a permanent population of around 100 to 120 birds.


Endeavour

HMS Endeavour, also known as HM Bark Endeavour, was a British
Royal Navy research vessel commanded by Lieutenant James Cook on his first voyage of discovery, to Australia and New Zealand from 1769 to 1771.

Launched in 1764 as the collier Earl of Pembroke, she was purchased by the Navy in 1768 for a scientific mission to the Pacific Ocean, and to explore the seas for the surmised Terra Australis Incognita or "unknown southern land". Renamed and commissioned as His Majesty's Bark the Endeavour, she departed Plymouth in August 1768, rounded Cape Horn, and reached Tahiti in time to observe the 1769 transit of Venus across the Sun. She then set sail into the largely uncharted ocean to the south, stopping at the Pacific islands of Huahine, Borabora, and Raiatea to allow Cook to claim them for Great Britain. In September 1769, she anchored off New Zealand, the first European vessel to reach the islands since Abel Tasman's Heemskerck 127 years earlier. In April 1770, Endeavour became the first seagoing vessel to reach the east coast of Australia, when Cook went ashore at what is now known as Botany Bay.

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