West Highland White Terrier, 1 dollar, Series: Man’s Best Friends – Dogs

west highland white terrier silver coin
gift coin west highland white terrier 1 dollar
west highland white terrier silver coin
west highland white terrier 1 dollar
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  • Issuer:
  • Denomination:
    1 New Zealand dollar
  • Metal:
    Ag 999
  • Decoration:
    digital printing
  • Quality:
  • Size:
    38.61 mm
  • Weight:
    17.50 g
  • Circulation:
    2,014 pcs
  • Date of issue:
    June 2014

This unique coin from the Man’s Best Friends series has been designed for the lovers of friendly, curious and intelligent West Highland White Terriers.

The reverse of the coin presents a multicolour image of a Westie which has been printed with the use of high advanced digital printing technology. The background presents a Westie recreated in relief.

  • Minted in .999 pure silver
  • Its uniqueness is guaranteed by a low mintage of just 1,500 pcs
  • Offered in an attractive packaging with an image of a Westie
  • Certificate of Authenticity issued by the Mint of Poland

The earliest mentions of West Highland White Terriers appeared in the 17th century. Westies feel comfortable in the city, the suburbs or in the country. The dogs of the breed are very playable and just love to be around people. Undoubtedly, their advantage is unparalleled intelligence and the ease of training them that obviously results from their intellect. Legend has it that the breed was initiated by Colonel Edward Malcolm, who in 1860 in Poltalloch accidentally shoot his dark-coated terrier. As he wished to distinguish his dog from wild game and prevent similar tragedy in the future, he decided to breed terriers with white coats only.

A pure silver coin embellished with an image of the favorite pet is an unforgettable gift for any occasion.


In the central part of the coin – the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Below – the hallmark: Ag 999 and the mint mark (m/w). Along the rim – inscriptions: ELIZABETH II, NIUE ISLAND (the issuer),  1 DOLLAR (the face value) and the year of issue – 2014.


The reverse depicts a digitally printed image of a West Highland White Terrier. In the background – a scene of a Westie recreated in relief. In the upper part of the coin, along the rim – the name of the breed: WEST HIGHLAND WHITE TERRIER.