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New Zealand Mint produces baby photo coins

September 20, 2012 – Her photographs are some of the most recognisable in the world and now for the first time they’ll be seen on silver. New Zealand Mint and award-winning photographer Anne Geddes have collaborated to create what could quite possibly be the cutest collectable coins ever made.

Niue / 2 NZD / 999 silver coloured / 40.7 mm / Mintage: 5,000.Niue / 2 NZD / 999 silver coloured / 40.7 mm / Mintage: 5,000.

Niue / 2 NZD / 999 silver coloured / 40.7 mm / Mintage: 5,000.

“I’m used to seeing my work in many places but this is the first time I’ve seen them on silver coins and they look great. What NZ Mint is able to achieve with colour on coins is nothing short of a photographic finish,” Geddes says.
Geddes was born and raised in Australia but her photography career turned commercial whilst living in Auckland in the late 1980s when her first published photo appeared in a local magazine.
“Anne Geddes is renowned around the world and her photographs are instantly recognisable so we’re excited to bring them to life in this limited edition series,” says New Zealand Mint Chief Executive Simon Harding.

Niue / 2 NZD / 999 silver coloured / 40.7 mm / Mintage: 5,000.Niue / 2 NZD / 999 silver coloured / 40.7 mm / Mintage: 5,000.

Niue / 2 NZD / 999 silver coloured / 40.7 mm / Mintage: 5,000.

“Anne’s photography has been published in 83 countries and her books have sold more than 19 million copies worldwide so we’re confident this first series of coins featuring her work is the start of a great partnership.”
The two unique sets include a 1oz legal tender coin minted from .999 silver and either a rattle or a baby bracelet. Both coins feature an image of a baby sleeping on a flower bud in typical Geddes style and are housed in special keepsake boxes.
The Anne Geddes legal tender coins bear the effigy of the Government of Niue and have a denomination of $2.

For more information on the New Zealand Mint, please click here.

To browse through a selection of Anne Geddes’ pictures, you can visit her website.

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