International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Chris Kirkness Ideas Activities
  • VP US Operations , New Zealand Mint
    Auckland, New Zealand
  • Email
    Tel 0064 9 3776837
  • Sector:

  • Organizations:

    New Zealand Mint
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
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I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and New Zealand Mint.

In 1967 New Zealand Mint became a minter of coins and today is the only precious metal mint operation in New Zealand.

We pride ourselves on our exceptional designs, high production quality, and unique packaging concepts.

Our distribution network extends around the globe through the UK, Europe, Asia, Australasia and Northern America.

2011 is the International Year of Chemistry of which New Zealand Mint would like to participate.

With your approval we would like to design and mint a 1oz Silver coin or coin set in celebration of this event.

We would like with your permission to use the International Year of Chemistry 2011 logo.

We have not yet started on any design work for this project but I would envisage the logo would form part of the overall packaging

We have many years of experience in minting special projects to commemorate special events.

As an example of our products and services we have minted a commemorative coin program for the Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation – Conquest of Everest.

Should you wish to visit our website the address is

I hope you find this of interest and I look forward to your positive reply.

With best regards

Chris Kirkness