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.

Joint Issue Silver Proof 3-Poppy Coin Set

New Zealand has partnered with the Royal Australian Mint and the Royal Mint of the United Kingdom to create a three-coin set of silver proof coins in honour of the relationship between the three close allies. The New Zealand coin features three RNZRSA poppies, each representing Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom respectively.

These sets will be dispatched from 5 November 2018.


  • NZ Post will donate $5 from the sale of each set directly to the RNZRSA
  • New Zealand and Australian coins minted from 0.999 silver, UK coin minted from 0.925 silver
  • Limited worldwide mintage of 1,111 sets
  • Represents three allies: Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom
  • A full-colour version of the New Zealand coin is available separately
  • An outstanding addition to any WW1 themed collection.

This coin features three RNZRSA poppies, each representing allies Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Each of the three coins features a unique 3-poppy design. 

Technical specifications of the New Zealand coin

Denomination: One New Zealand dollar
Finish: Proof
Composition: 0.999 silver
Weight: 1 troy oz
Diameter: 40mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Shape: Round
Reverse design: Three RNZRSA red poppies and coloured stained-glass window design
Designed by: Dave Burke Design, Auckland, New Zealand
Worldwide mintage limit: 1,111
Mint: Royal Australian Mint

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Price: $449.00
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.