Somewhat unique in the collector coin world, the New Zealand Honey Bee series features coins struck in a hexagonal shape! Appropriately, that shape reflects the honeycomb that bees are so famous for creating - and it makes this series an absolute stand out across the world.
After selling out of the 2016 coin incredibly quickly, the New Zealanders have returned to theme in 2018 with this issue, reflecting the Manuka Honey Bee. Renowned for its medicinal properties, its dark, jelly like texture, and a strong flavour, Manuka Honey is now in high demand around the globe.
Depicting a honey bee harvesting a Manuka flower, this official New Zealand $1 coin also bears coloured, transparent enamel representing honey dripping from the honey dipper!
Part of a mintage of just 2,018 coins, each NZ Honey Bee is housed in a transparent hexagonal box with numbered certificate of authenticity.