2020 NZ $5 Crested Penguin 2oz Silver Proof
The latest in New Zealand's annual Extinct Animals releases, the 2020 version commemorates the Chatham Island Crested Penguin. Only recently discovered and described, the Crested Penguin was almost certainly extinct before European settlers arrived - though there is some evidence to suggest the last of the species died in captivity in the 1870s.
Struck from two ounces of 99.9% pure silver, the 2020 Crested Penguin is limited to just 750 coins worldwide. Featuring a tremendous full colour image of the extinct sea-going bird, the design uses a special print style that combines relief with colour - allowing for a beautiful, metallic shimmering effect.
|Fineness (% purity):||99.9|
|Minimum Gross Weight (g):||62.2|
|Maximum size (mm):||50|