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2020 New Zealand Chatham Island Crested Penguin 1 oz Silver Coin BU with CoA

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The first silver bullion coin for New Zealand to be issued by the privately-owned New Zealand Mint is the Chatham Island Crested Penguin. The Chatham Island archipelago consists of 10 individual islands 500 miles to the east of New Zealands South Island and was once home to the Chatham Island Crested Penguin. Today, you have the opportunity to purchase 2020 New Zealand Chatham Island Crested Penguin 1 oz Silver Coins online at Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with an individual protective plastic capsule, rolls of 20 coins, or boxes of 100 coins!
  • 1st coin in the Chatham Island Crested Penguin release!
  • Limited mintage of just 25,000 silver coins!
  • Arrives with a Certificate of Authenticity!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
  • The face value of $1 (NZD) is backed by the New Zealand government.
  • Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse of the coin.
  • Chatham Island Crested Penguins on the reverse field.

Eudyptes warhami, better known as the Chatham penguin, was a species of crested penguins endemic to the Chatham Islands. Now extinct, this species of crested penguin is believed to have become extinct after the Moriori people, Polynesians by ethnicity, arrived in the archipelago around 450 years ago. Most scientists believe the crested penguins were hunted to extinction within 100 to 250 years of the Moriori arriving, though some suggest sightings of the birds still occurred in the 19th century when the Maori from New Zealand began to arrive and conquer the islands, and by later Europeans who first saw the islands.


Queen Elizabeth II is depicted in right-profile relief on the obverse of 2020 New Zealand Chatham Island Crested Penguin 1 oz Silver Coins. This bust of the Queen was created for the Royal Mint of England in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley and depicts the Queen with the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara on her head. Inscriptions include New Zealand, .999 Ag 1 oz, Elizabeth II, and 2020.


Two members of the crested penguin species are found on the reverse side of the 2020 New Zealand Chatham Island Crested Penguin 1 oz Silver Coins. The two penguins are shown on a rocky outcrop as the waves of the ocean turbulently crash in the background. The background field includes a Maori symbol in the design field. The inscriptions on this side of the coin read Chatham Island Crested Penguin and One Dollar.


The New Zealand Mint is a privately-owned facility located in Auckland that has more than 40 years of experience issuing gold and silver bullion coins. The mint is not responsible for the production of national currency in New Zealand, and has now issued its first-ever New Zealand silver bullion coin in the form of the Chatham Island Crested Penguin.


Please feel free to contact Provident Metals with any questions. Our team members are available at 800-313-3315, online using our live chat, and through our email address.

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Product Details

Year 2020
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .999
Producer New Zealand Mint
Inner Pack 20
Outer Pack 100
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Denomination $1 NZD
Country New Zealand
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Chatham Island Penguin
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Mintage 2,500
Packaging Plastic Capsule
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Diameter 40 mm
Thickness 2.9 mm
Provident ID 3753540