2015 Spirit Of ANZAC AUS-NZ Joint Issue 50c
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- New Zealand’s first commemorative circulating coin
- The first New Zealand circulating coin to have colour applied to it
- Only 1,000,000 coins minted
- Coin features a New Zealand soldier and Australian soldier brought together by the hardships of Gallipoli
- Background design includes mangopare patterns (hammerhead shark), symbolising strength and determination
- Circulating coin commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign
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
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