These 0.9999 gold proof coins come with an individually numbered certificate, housed in a hand-made kauri box. The mintage is limited to just 150 sets worldwide.
- The first ever gold New Zealand coins to depict the legend of Kupe
- Minted from 0.9999 gold
- Worldwide mintage of just 150 sets
- Housed in a hand-made native New Zealand kauri wood wakahuia box
- Designed by New Zealand artist Dave Burke.
This set of coins focuses on the battle between Kupe and the mighty octopus, Te Wheke-o-Muturangi. The first shows a close-up of Kupe entangled in the octopus, with details of the tattoos that adorned great Polynesian navigators. Kupe is fighting it with his adze, Ranga-tū-whēnua. The second shows the great octopus under the waka, with the Matariki constellation above.
|Denomination:||Two x ten New Zealand dollars|
|Weight:||Two x ½oz|
|Diameter:||Two x 30mm|
|Obverse design:||Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom|
|Reverse design:||Coin 1 - Kupe; Coin 2 - Wheke|
|Designed by:||Dave Burke, Tauranga, New Zealand|
|Worldwide mintage limit:||150|
|Mint:||B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH|