It was recently discovered that the names of New Zealand’s two main islands had come about simply through common usage, rather than official declaration. Both English and Māori names for the islands were made official in October 2013, the North Island (Te Ika-A-Maui) and the South Island (Te Waiponamu).
Limited worldwide mintage of 500
Minted from 0.999 silver
A special 2 x 1oz silver coin set depicting a highly detailed three-dimensional map that has been laser engraved from a real cartographic image
The coins are housed in an attractive container made from swamp kauri
Container design features the names of the provinces and regions of New Zealand intricately laser-engraved into the lid
Coin certificate contains further information about the history of the historical names of the islands.
The design of each coin in this unique set features a highly detailed three-dimensional map that has been laser engraved from a real cartographic image. Such detail has never been seen before on a New Zealand coin, and is sure to impress any collector.
The two coins are housed in an attractive container made from 45,000 year-old swamp kauri. The design of the box features the names of the provinces and regions of New Zealand intricately laser-engraved into the lid.
This two 1oz silver coin set is limited to a low mintage of just 500 worldwide and is sure to be popular, so place your order today. Each set comes complete with an individually numbered certificate that tells the story behind the naming of the islands in both English and Te Reo.
|Denomination:||One New Zealand dollar|
|Weight:||2 x 1 troy oz|
|Obverse design:||Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom|
|Reverse design:||North Island (Te Ika-A-Maui) and South Island (Te Waipounamu)|
|Worldwide mintage limit:||500|
Royal Dutch Mint