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2018 Maui and the Fish - Te Ika-a-Maui Gold Coin Set

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This stunning set of coins depicts Māui in the moments before the mischievous demigod catches the fish that would become the North Island of New Zealand.


  • 2 x 1/2oz gold coins, one picturing Māui, the other the giant fish he is about to catch
  • Set in an acrylic block, housed within a hand-made wooden box
  • Limited worldwide mintage of 150 sets
  • Designed by David Hakaraia, Wellington, New Zealand.


These two ½ oz gold coins capture the moment before Māui catches the mighty fish that would become the North Island of New Zealand. Minted from 0.9999 gold and set in an acrylic block, the two coins are linked by the action of the fishing rope and hook which is etched into the acrylic surface.

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Denomination: Two x ten New Zealand dollars
Finish: Proof
Composition: 0.9999 gold
Weight: 2 x 1/2oz
Diameter: 30mm
Edge treatment: Reeded
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Shape: Round
Reverse design: Coin 1: Sun; Coin 2: Fish
Designed by: Dave Hakaraia, Wellington, New Zealand
Worldwide mintage limit: 150
Mint: BH Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH
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