This 1oz silver proof coin is the perfect addition to any Māori Art Coin collection, and with a worldwide mintage of just 2,000 it won't last long.
The design of the coin features the koru which is represented in the unfurling silver fern frond and the surrounding artwork represents the domain of Tāne Mahuta and is depicted through a series of koru patterns.
Minted from 1 troy oz 0.999 silver
Housed within a container featuring a specially designed mangopare (hammerhead shark) pattern
Worldwide mintage of 2,000.
The 2013 Māori Art Coin celebrates the koru as an integral part of Māori art and culture, and as a symbol of renewal. The koru is represented in the unfurling silver fern frond, which will grow into a rauponga. The surrounding artwork represents the domain of Tāne Mahuta, the God of the Forest. Tāne is depicted through a series of koru patterns and is watching over his domain - in which countless piko will grow into established ferns.
The intricate design features the koru and rauponga beautifully engraved with three-dimensional relief, giving the coins incredible depth and dimension. The depiction of Tāne Mahuta contains striking contrasts between the frosted koru and the polished background - resulting in visually powerful coins that are not to be missed.
The coin is housed within a container featuring a specially designed mangopare (hammerhead shark) pattern and it makes for a memorable gift.
|Denomination:||One New Zealand dollar|
|Weight:||1 troy oz|
|Obverse design:||Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom|
|Reverse design:||Koru, ferns and Tāne Mahuta - God of the Forest|
|Worldwide mintage limit:||2,000|
|Mint:||Royal Australian Mint|