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.
|Denomination:||Two x ten New Zealand dollars|
|Weight:||2 x 1/2oz|
|Obverse design:||Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom|
|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|