On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the guns fell silent along the Western Front. The First World War had effectively ended. To commemorate this important centenary and honour those who served, a series of official stamps and legal tender commemorative coins have been issued.

Commemorative Silver Proof Circulating Coin

This commemorative 1oz silver proof coin replicates the design of the 50 cent circulating coin in fine detail. A limited edition collectable, this coin is minted from 0.999 silver.


  • NZ Post will donate $5 from the sale of each coin directly to the RNZRSA.
  • Maximum worldwide mintage of 1,500
  • Minted from 0.999 silver with colour printing
  • Each coin comes with an individually numbered certificate with more information on the impact of WW1 on returned soldiers
  • A detailed replica of the 50c circulating coin.

The coin features the red poppy of the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association at its centre. The three silver ferns on the wreath surrounding the poppy represent the three services (Navy, Air Force and Army) within the New Zealand Defence Force. They also symbolise past, present and future. The unfolding koru pattern evokes new beginnings.

Denomination: Fifty cents
Finish: Proof
Composition: 0.999 silver
Weight: 1 troy oz
Diameter: 39mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Shape: Round
Reverse design: RNZRSA red poppy surrounded by a remembrance wreath with silver fern and koru elements
Designed by: Dave Burke Design, Auckland, New Zealand
Worldwide mintage limit: 1,500
Mint: Mint of Norway

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Price: $149.00
1918 Back from the Brink

Take a look at the important part New Zealand played in the last year of the war, and the emotional return home with our 1oz silver proof coin and ¼ oz gold proof coin.