One of the world’s most respected photographers, Anne Geddes, creates images that are iconic, award winning and beloved. Like no photographer before, her imagery singularly captures the beauty, purity and vulnerability of children, embodying her deeply held belief that each and every child must be protected, nurtured and loved. Anne Geddes "Protect, Nurture, Love" 1 oz Silver coin follows on from the beautiful and popular coin series, developed in collaboration by Anne Geddes and New Zealand Mint. This stunning image has been shot by Anne Geddes exclusively for New Zealand Mint, and will only be released on this coin. Featuring a sleeping child, nestled in a soft cocoon-like bed, this unique image is surrounded by an ornately engraved border design and the words Protect, Nurture and Love. This is the perfect heirloom baby gift. Issued by New Zealand Mint as legal tender, under the authority of Niue Island this coin features the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year of issue (2013), and the denomination of $2. The coin is displayed in a precious, globe-shaped case. The outer case is a stylish cream-coloured box. When opened, the coin and Certificate of Authenticity are displayed.
The New Zealand Mint is a privately owned company in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the only privately owned mint in New Zealand, purchasing refined gold from international sources to produce coins. They have established their reputation over the past four decades for their high quality design as exhibited by their innovative commemorative gold and silver bullion products. The only precious metal mint in New Zealand, the mint uses the tag-line “Minters of the South Pacific” and produces collector and bullion coins for a number of pacific nations, including Fiji, the Cook Islands, Niue and Tuvalu.