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2012 New Zealand 1 oz Silver Maori Art Hei Matau Proof

2012 New Zealand 1 oz Silver Maori Art Hei Matau Proof

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Mintage of only 3,000 coins! This is the 2012 version of the popular Maori Art series from New Zealand Post.

Coin Highlights:
  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Comes with a box and a certificate of authenticity.
  • Mintage of only 2,000 coins.
  • Obverse: Likeness of Queen Elizabeth II surrounded by her name, the date and "New Zealand".
  • Reverse: Features the intricate design the traditional kowhaiwhai pattern combines the ‘koiri’ design with a traditional whakairo (woodcarving) pattern called unaunahi.

This unique coin would make a great gift or perfect addition to any collection. Add this 1 oz Proof Silver Maori Art coin to your cart today!

The Maori legend is as follows: In the beginning there was no sky, no sea, no earth and no gods. There was only darkness, only Te Kore, the Nothingness. The very beginning was made from nothing. From this nothingness, the primal parents of the Maori came, Papatuanuku, the Earth mother, and Ranginui, the Sky father.

Papatuanuku and Ranginui came together, embracing in the darkness, and had 70 male children. These offspring became the gods of the Maori. However, the children were locked in their parents embrace, in eternal darkness, and yearned to see some light. They eventually decided that their parents should be separated, and had a meeting to decide what should be done.

They vowed to separate their parents in order to see the light of day, but none could accomplish such a feat. The coin shows Tane-Mahuta, the god of man and forests at long last separating Papatuanuku and Ranginui, creating the world of light.


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Posted By:Thomson

From:Hometown ohio

Date:Oct 31, 2014

Get it when you can!!!

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If you enjoy great coins an artwork this series is amazing!! Own others in series,all are amazing. This one is tough to get by far, sent alert me on Apmex, as always great service.when you get the chance an the alert purchase quickly!! They will be gone, received low mintage for 3000 coins . Great quality well worth it! Thank you Apmex!!

  • Pros
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand
  • Easy to Sell
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Attractive Design
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:hhabana2112


Date:Sep 2, 2014

Worth the money and would like another!

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I have an interest in Polynesian culture and have always admired their artwork. This coin comes in a solid, well made box. The coin itself is exquisite and glad I bought one before APMEX ran out. I was just looking at it and thought I'd buy another to add to my collection, but they are unavailable at present. Darn!

  • Pros
  • Mint Condition
  • Attractive Design
  • Beautiful Unique
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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