2018 New Zealand Manuka Honey Bee 1oz Silver Proof Coin
- Metal: 999 Fine Silver
- Finish: Proof with selective colouring and resin
- Diameter: 46mm x 40mm (Hexagonal shape)
- Edge: Milled
- Denomination: $1
- Year of Issue: 2018
- Mintage: 2018
- Weight: 1 Troy oz
- Mint: BH Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH (for NZ Post)
The hexagonal shape has been used again as it represents honey bees and the honeycombs they use for storage. Coloured resin is used to depict the rich, golden colour of mānuka honey, and can be seen dripping from a wooden dipper. A digitally printed honey bee is perched on a whitish-pink mānuka flower. Other engraving techniques give further depth to this beautiful coin.
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.