New Zealand makes a lot of coins with a lot of interesting wild life, and the wildlife attracts a lot of collectors. This 2 dollar coin has a K?tuku, white heron on the back, with the reigning British monarch on the front: Elizabeth II. The white heron or great egret is a cosmopolitan bird and is found worldwide in tropical and temperate regions. K?tuku have always been rare in New Zealand and they have gained almost mythical status.
These are modern coins with catalog value that can reach as high as $6 US dollars in fully uncirculated condition:
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1
well preserved: $2
fully uncirculated: $6
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