Product Details This coin has a limited mintage of 2,000 coins. The 2013 Maori Art: Koru Coin is the third coin in New Zealand Posts Maori Art Coin series. Contains 1 oz of. Comes with a box and a certificate of authenticity. Mintage of 2,000 coins. Obverse: Likeness of Queen Elizabeth II surrounded by her name, the date and “New Zealand”. Reverse: Features an intricate design features the Koru and rauponga beautifully engraved with three-dimensional relief, giving the coins incredible depth and dimension. The depiction of The Mahuta contains striking contrasts between the frosted Koru and the polished background. 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. The Koru, a symbol used to represent creation in Maori art, is founded on the form of an unrolling fern leaf. Its circular shape is suggestive of eternal movement with an eventual reversion to the original point. In essence, the Koru represents the phenomenon of an ever-changing life that manages to somehow remain the same in many regards. The item “New Zealand 2013 Koru Dollar 1oz Silver Coin Proof Maori Art Low Mintage of 2000″ is in sale since Friday, November 2, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\South Pacific”. The seller is “tek46513″ and is located in Fort Mill, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia.
- Year: 2013
- Region: South Pacific
- Country/Region of Manufacture: New Zealand
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Certification: Uncertified
- Country: New Zealand
- Composition: 99.9% Silver