2012 1 oz Silver New Zealand $1 - Hei Matau W/ Pounamu Stone

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Mintage of only 3,000 coins!
This coin is a true piece of Maori Art depicting a traditional hei matau and with an inset of lovely pounamu (nephrite jade) which is found only in the south island of New Zealand. A hei matau is a bone or greenstone carving in the shape of a highly stylized fish hook typical of the Maori people of New Zealand. They represent strength, good luck and safe travel across water.

The notches on the edge of the coin, some say, are the oldest type of carving recorded. The groups of two notches represent strength and abundance, while the groups of three notches refer to three stages of creation (epochs of time): Te Kore (the nothingness), Te Po (the darkness) and Te Ao Marama (the world of light). This New Zealand legal tender coin features the face value of the coin in both English and Te Reo Maori (the Maori language).

This stunning coin is presented within a black and red leatherette case – colors that feature strongly in Maori mythology and art. The embossed pattern adorning the lid has been designed by Thomas Hansen. As on the coin, the traditional kowhaiwhai pattern combines the ‘koiri’ design with a traditional whakairo (woodcarving) pattern called unaunahi.

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Product Specifications

Product ID: 69289
Year: 2012
Grade: Proof
Denomination: $1
Diameter: 38.6 mm
Thickness: n/a mm