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2022 New Zealand Proof Currency Set

$225.00
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Alongside two ½oz silver proof coins depicting the story of Tāne Mahuta and the baskets of knowledge, this set features proof versions of New Zealand’s circulating currency coins. Each coin is specially dated 2022. Collectively the coins feature many well-known New Zealand symbols such as the Māori carved mask, known as a ‘kōruru’ on the 10-cent coin, and the HMS Endeavour, the ship of Captain James Cook, on the 50-cent coin. 

Highlights

  • Beautiful proof versions of New Zealand’s decimal currency coins 
  • Includes a set of two 1/2oz silver proof coins with gold plating, featuring stunning Māori art
  • Proof coins designed by David Hakaraia, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Low worldwide mintage of 750 sets
  • Each coin is specially dated 2022.

Design

The silver coins in this set have been designed by David Hakaraia, the designer of the NZ Post Māui coin series. They portray the story of Tāne Mahuta, the god of forests and birds, who brought the baskets of knowledge to Earth. One coin depicts the god Tāne Mahuta, who is embodied in the living world as a towering, sacred kauri tree. The second coin depicts poutama (the stairway to attainment of knowledge), the messengers of Io (the supreme spiritual power) and the three baskets of knowledge: 

Te kete Tuauri

Contains sacred knowledge of ritual, memory and prayer, which relates to the creation of the natural world.

Te kete Tuatea

With ancestral knowledge of matters beyond space and time, te kete Tuatea carries our experience of connections with one another and with the past. 

Te kete Aronui

This basket contains the knowledge that could assist mankind: knowledge of love, peace and the arts and crafts. It is also regarded as the basket of literature, philosophy and humanities. 

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2022 New Zealand Proof Currency Set

Denomination: One New Zealand dollar
Finish: Proof with select colour
Composition: .999 Silver
Weight: Two x 1/2oz
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: Baskets of knowledge; Coin 2: Tāne Mahuta
Designed by: David Hakaraia, Wellington, New Zealand
Worldwide mintage limit: 750
Mint: B.H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH

New Zealand Two Dollars (NZD $2)

Composition: Brass
Weight: 11.25g
Diameter: 26.50mm
Edge treatment: Milled with a channel with ten raised beads
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: The kōtuku (white heron)
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint

New Zealand One Dollar (NZD $1)

Composition: Brass
Weight: 8.60g
Diameter: 23.00mm
Edge treatment: Eight alternate segments, four milled and four plain
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: New Zealand's national bird, the kiwi
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint

New Zealand 50 Cents

Composition: Copper-nickel
Weight: 5.60g
Diameter: 24.75mm
Edge treatment: Un-milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: The HMS Endeavour with Mount Taranaki (Egmont) in the distance
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint

New Zealand 20 Cents

Composition: Copper-nickel
Weight: 4.45g
Diameter: 21.75mm
Edge treatment: Spanish flower
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: A carving of an 18th century Māori leader called 'Pūkākī'
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint

New Zealand 10 Cents

Composition: Copper
Weight: 3.70g
Diameter: 20.50mm
Edge treatment: Un-milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: A Māori carved mask or 'kōruru' with Māori rafter patterns
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint

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    2022 coin set

    Posted by Darcey Courtney on 17th Feb 2022

    great little half oz coins. glad i got mine.