PROOF COIN SET ISSUED BY THE NEW ZEALAND TREASURY - STRUCK BY THE ROYAL AUSTRLIAN MINT
One Dollar ($1) - Weight - 27.216gms - Diameter 38.735mm - 0.925 Silver (grained edge)
The black stilt, endemic to New Zealand is currently the world's rarest wading bird. The design based on a painting by Piers Hayman shows an adult black stilt and chick, and a second adult bird, standing in water in typical feeding attitude.
Fifty Cents (50c) - Weight - 13.608gs - Diameter 31.750mm - Cupro-Nickel
Edge has 5 equally spaced 6.350mm segments separated by graining. Captain James Cook bark "Endeavour" sailing south, with Mount Egmont in the distance below the figure "50".
Twenty Cents (20c) - Weight - 11.31gms - Diameter 28.575mm - Cupro-Nickel (grained edge)
A kiwi, facing right, with fronds of a New Zealand tree fern in lower relief background.
Ten Cents (10c) - Weight - 5.655gms - Diameter 23.662mm - Cupro-Nikel (grained edge)
A maori carved head under the figure 10 with Maori rafter pattern around.
Five Cents (5c) - Weight - 2.828gms - Diameter 19.431mm - Cupro-Nickel (grained edge)
A tuatara curled up on a coastal rock which is superimposed the figure 5.
Two Cents (2c) - Weight - 4.147gms - Diameter 21.082 - Bronze (plain edge)
Two golden kowhai blossoms and leaves around the figure 2.
One Cent (1c) - Weight - 2.074gms - Diameter 17.526mm - Bronze (plain edge)
A small fern leaf enclosing the figure 1.
The obverse design on all coins in this set shows the Arnold Machine effigy of Her Majesty The Queen with the inscription "Elizabeth II New Zealand 1985" around the periphery
The coins are encapsulated in a perspex presentation case and housed in the original packaging, with Information Booklet.