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Coin Information

Tuatara Commemorative

Name of coin
Tuatara Commemorative
Year(s) Issued
2007
Issuer
Reserve Bank
Countries Issued in
New Zealand
Face Value
0.1 NZD
Material
Copper Plated Steel
Mintage
15,000


The Tuatara Commemorative was struck to remember and commemorate the Tuatara which featured on the five cent coin for many years. These were struck on the modern ten cent blanks, and had a image similar to that of the five cent coin. They are made with a bronze finish, and are sold in a plastic card casing. These coins are legal tender, but do not circulate.

Trivia/Variety's Edit

  • The Tuatara Commemorative has received much criticism for being a reserve bank profit scheme, as the coin was sold at 100 times the face value.

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