In 1915 New Zealand’s role in the First World War reached a new level. In near-impossible conditions, the New Zealand Expeditionary Force took part in the Gallipoli campaign alongside our Australian neighbours. The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) was formed and the spirit of Anzac lives on today.

Commemorative Coin in Collectable Pack

For many years, New Zealanders and Australians have paid their respects to the brave soldiers who lost their lives fighting for ‘Country, King and Empire’ on 25 April 1915. Anzac Day 2015 marks 100 years since this tragic event and we remember our Anzacs through this special Anzac commemorative circulating coin.


  • New Zealand’s first commemorative circulating coin in special sealed collectable pack
  • Collectable pack features copy written by New Zealand’s Governor-General, Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae.
  • Register your coin to receive a personalised and individually numbered certificate of authenticity
  • The first New Zealand circulating coin to have colour applied to it
  • Only 1,000,000 coins minted
  • Circulating coin commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign
  • Please note that as this coin is legal New Zealand tender and can only be shipped via courier within New Zealand, a standard courier charge will apply

Designed by renowned artist Dave Burke, the coin design features a New Zealand soldier and an Australian soldier brought together by the hardships of Gallipoli. The soldiers stand back to back with their heads bowed in respect and remembrance. Incorporated in the background of the design are mangopare patterns (hammerhead shark), patterns traditionally associated with warriors and symbolising strength, determination and an unwillingness to back down. The silver ferns represent New Zealand’s national identity and appear on the war graves of fallen New Zealand soldiers around the world.

Denomination: NZ 0.50c
Composition: Nickel-plated steel
Weight: 5 grams
Diameter: 24.75mm
Edge treatment: Un-milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: New Zealand and Australian soldiers with mangopare and silver fern
Designed by: David Burke, New Zealand
Worldwide mintage limit: 1,000,000
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint

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Price: $9.90