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2017 Southern Lights 1oz Silver Proof Coin

This stunning coin captures the magic of the Southern Lights both in its colour and its shimmering surface. The Southern Lights can range in colour from pink to green to purple, with the colours dependent on a number of factors. The type of solar wind particle, the type of gas molecule and the electrical state at the time of the collision all have an effect on the eventual colour of the aurora.

  • Metal: 999 Fine Silver
  • Finish: Proof Coloured Holographic Foiling Technique
  • Diameter: 40mm
  • Edge: Milled
  • Denomination: $1
  • Year of Issue: 2017
  • Mintage: 1500
  • Weight: 1 Troy oz
  • Mint: Helvetic Mint for NZ Post

Reverse Design

This 1oz silver proof coin has been produced using a holographic foiling technique in an effort to capture the magical shimmering of the Southern Lights. It features the picturesque Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo where the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve is located. This is considered a perfect spot from which to view the Southern Lights.


This features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


Each coin is accompanied by an individually numbered certificate of authenticity, and displayed in an elegant case.

Non European Union Buyers

All pricing includes Euro Zone VAT (sales tax) of 20%. If you reside outside of the Euro Zone VAT will be deducted once your full shipping address is entered into the checkout page. Non-European Union Price is £82.50. Please see here for regions we ship to outside of the UK.


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