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BC Numismatics

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New Zealand 2005 $2 coin.
« on: January 27, 2009, 08:17:09 PM »
Martin will be very pleased to know that I got one of the 2005 $2 coins for the very first time in change while doing my shopping in the supermarket last night.

Has anyone else had at least one?

Aidan.

translateltd

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Re: New Zealand 2005 $2 coin.
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2009, 09:49:13 PM »
Thanks for letting us know.  I haven't seen one yet.  Apparently there are also supposed to be 2008 $2 coins struck for circulation, according to the RBNZ, although the latest edition of the Premier Catalogue records them as "set only".






BC Numismatics

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New Zealand 2005 $2 coin.
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2009, 09:55:35 PM »
Martin,
  I'm not aware of any 2008 $2 coins being struck for circulation.Have you found any major varieties with any of the 2008 coins?

By the way,I haven't had any 2007 10c. coins in change yet.

Aidan.

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Re: New Zealand 2005 $2 coin.
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2009, 12:59:56 AM »
Martin,
  I'm not aware of any 2008 $2 coins being struck for circulation.Have you found any major varieties with any of the 2008 coins?

By the way,I haven't had any 2007 10c. coins in change yet.

Aidan.

I have heard that two varieties of 2008 20c have been found in circulation in Auckland, and there are also *big* differences between the 20c in the uncirculated/proof sets and those released for circulation.  Apart from the usual differences in the positioning of the designer's initials relative to the date, the figure of Pukaki is much smaller on the mint-set coins, and other reverse design details are much further from the edge of the coin.  One of the most dramatic examples to arise from our use of two separate mints each year for the collector vs. circulation coins.

As for the 2007 coins, I believe only the 10c was struck, and last I heard that wasn't expected in circulation till late this year or even 2010.

There are apparently 4 million 2008 $2 coins being struck for circulation.  First I heard was in the RNSNZ Newsletter in January; before that I knew only about the 20c and $1 being struck.