First ever legal tender Anne Geddes coins issued

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03 October 2012
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New Zealand Mint has issued the first ever legal tender Anne Geddes coins. ...

New Zealand Mint has announced the issue of the first ever legal tender Anne Geddes coins, issued in a mintage of 3,000. Anne Geddes has become world famous for her baby photographs, which have been published in more than eighty countries and in eighteen million books.

The $2 coin, which is .999 Silver, features a photograph of a baby asleep in the flower bud. The obverse of the coin features a Raphael Maklouf effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, who is sovereign of the Niue Islands.

Each coin is presented in a silver keepsake box which is shaped like a tool box, with the coin placed next to a silver plated baby rattle.

Anne Geddes coin issue details:

Year of issue: 2012

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Mintage: 3,000

Denomination: $2

Edge milled: Plain

Finish: Proof

For more information on coins issued by the New Zealand Mint, visit the New Zealand Mint website.

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