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2018 New Zealand $1 Silver Proof Coin "Manuka Honey"

RSM Price: $109.95
Item Number: 18NZAGPF1
  • Mint: BH Mayer’s
  • Denomination: $1
  • Quality: Proof with selective color and resin
  • Issue limit: 2,018 coins
  • Alloy: 99.9% Fine Silver
  • Diameter: 46 x 40 mm
  • Weight: 31.1 grams (1 oz)
  • Design: Jonathan Gray/Ian Rank-Broadley
  • Box/Capsule: Yes/Yes
  • Certificate: Yes
 

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This is the second New Zealand coin to focus on the crucial role honey bees play in our food production, and continues the success of the sold-out Honey Bee coin from 2016. The coin itself has a hexagonal shape, based on the shape of the cells in a honeycomb.

Long before the arrival of European settlers and honey, the healing properties of mānuka (Leptospermum scoparium) were well known to the Māori people. The sturdy shrub usually grows up to around five metres in height but is able to stretch out into a small tree of around 15 metres if given the chance.

The dark, jelly-like, strong-flavoured mānuka honey was not popular for consumption among early settlers in New Zealand. However, studies and research in the 1980s proved the benefits of consuming mānuka honey and using it on irritated skin and wounds. Now mānuka honey, with its renowned medicinal properties, is in high demand all over the world.

Rather than avoiding the common mānuka shrubs and trees, beekeepers are now placing their hives in areas that are densely populated with the fragrant, native plant. Although there is no way to encourage bees to go specifically to mānuka flowers, placing the hives nearby does mean that there is likely to be a higher concentration of mānuka in the final honey product.

The reverse shows a digitally printed honey bee perched on a whitish-pink mānuka flower, as well as colored resin depicting the rich, golden colour of mānuka honey, and seen dripping from a wooden dipper. The obverse features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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