New Zealand 2 Dollars  1990 to 2009
New Zealand 2 Dollars 1990 to 2009

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 Kōtuku, 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. Kōtuku 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

These are catalog values. Be sure you understand what this means. Use our Important Terminology page, with link at upper left on this page.

Coin: 18744 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: tt, Fri, 30-Jan-2015 03:34:05 GMT
Answered by: Andrei, Fri, 30-Jan-2015 08:46:57 GMT
Requester description: 1990 front: bird in the middle with a chain like pattern around the bird with writing two dollars
back: portrait of queen Elizabeth 11 two dollars two dollars Elizabeth 11 new Zealand 1990
Tags: new zealand 2 dollars dollar dollare doller dol two elizabeth 11 elizabith elizabth elisabetha elizabeths elisabeth eliabeth elisabet elizabet elizebeth elizabeh elizibeth lizabeth front bird chain queen queem queens


how rare is the 1997 coin as centre line is smaller than other years so wont work in vending machines or gaming machines does this also affect price of that year - clinton
The 1997 mintage was recalled, but many are left in circulation. At this time collector pricing is not affected by the recall, but it may be in the future. If I had a 1997 coin in uncirculated condition, I'd put it aside for the children or grandchildren. By the time they are adults, the value may be higher than the other non-recalled dates. - CoinQuest (Paul)




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