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2020 Maui and the First Dog - Maui raua ko Irawaru Silver Coin Set

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These 0.999 silver proof coins come with an individually numbered certificate, housed in a high quality case. Mintage is limited to just 400 sets, worldwide.


  • 0.999 silver proof coins
  • Low worldwide mintage of 400 sets
  • The Irawaru coin is inlaid with gold plating
  • Coins and box covering designed by New Zealand artist David Hakaraia.


The first coin in this set depicts an enraged Māui using his divine powers to transform his brother-in-law into a beast – the first dog of New Zealand. The second coin shows a forlorn Irawaru transformed into a dog, and his wife, Māui’s sister Hinauri, crying at the loss of her husband. Both coins are embellished with unique koru designs. The coins are minted to the highest proof quality to showcase the finest details in the design.

Denomination: Two x one New Zealand dollars
Finish: Proof
Composition: 0.999 silver
Weight: Two x 1oz
Diameter: 40mm
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 - Irawaru
Designed by: Dave Hakaraia, Wellington, New Zealand
Worldwide mintage limit: 400
Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH