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2019 Maui and the Goddess of Fire - Maui raua ko Mahuika Gold Coin Set

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These 0.9999 gold proof coins come with an individually numbered certificate, housed in a hand-made tōtara box. The mintage is limited to just 150 sets worldwide.


  • 0.9999 gold proof coins
  • Limited worldwide mintage of 150 sets
  • Face value of $10
  • Housed in a hand-made box made of native New Zealand timber and inlaid with unique Māori artwork
  • Coins and box designed by New Zealand artist David Hakaraia.


Each of these coins features one of the two key characters in the tale of Māui and the Goddess of Fire. One features Māui holding the goddess’s fingernails of fire in the underworld. The second shows the powerful Mahuika, holding forth her flaming fingernails. Both coins are embellished with unique koru designs, and Mahuika’s skirt matches the pattern displayed on the hand-made triangular tōtara box, evoking flickering flames.

Denomination: Two x ten New Zealand dollars
Finish: Proof
Composition: 0.9999 gold
Weight: Two x ½oz
Diameter: 30mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Shape: Round
Reverse design: Coin 1 - Māui; Coin 2 - Mahuika
Designed by: Dave Hakaraia, Wellington, New Zealand
Worldwide mintage limit: 150
Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH