2016 New Zealand Honey Bee 1oz Silver Proof Coin
2016 New Zealand Honey Bee 1oz Silver Proof Coin: The hexagonal shape of the coin is based on a cell of honeycomb in a hive. In the honey-making process, worker bees build a honeycomb structure of cells where nectar and pollen are stored, and larvae develop.
The honey bee is brought to life on the coin with three-dimensional engraving and colour printing. It’s depicted sitting on the honeycomb, which has been partially filled with translucent amber-coloured resin – replicating real honey!
- Metal: 999 Fine Silver
- Finish: Proof with selective colouring and resin
- Diameter: 46mm x 40mm (Hexagonal shape)
- Edge: Milled
- Denomination: $1
- Year of Issue: 2016
- Mintage: 1500
- Weight: 1 Troy oz
- Mint: BH Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH (for NZ Post)
Designed by Hannah Stancliffe-White, the reversse depicts the Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) on honeycomb.
This features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Comes attractively package in a hexagonal box with a numbered certificate of authenticity enclosed.