Alongside two ½oz silver proof coins depicting the story of Tane 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 Maori carved mask, known as a'koruru' on the 10-cent coin, and the HMS.
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 Maori art. Proof coins designed by David Hakaraia, Wellington, New Zealand. Low worldwide mintage of 750 sets.
The silver coins in this set have been designed by David Hakaraia, the designer of the NZ Post Maui coin series. They portray the story of Tane Mahuta, the god of forests and birds, who brought the baskets of knowledge to Earth.
One coin depicts the god Tane 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. Contains sacred knowledge of ritual, memory and prayer, which relates to the creation of the natural world. With ancestral knowledge of matters beyond space and time, te kete Tuatea carries our experience of connections with one another and with the past. 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. 2022 New Zealand Proof Currency Set.Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom. Coin 1: Baskets of knowledge; Coin 2: Tane Mahuta. David Hakaraia, Wellington, New Zealand. Milled with a channel with ten raised beads.
Eight alternate segments, four milled and four plain. New Zealand's national bird, the kiwi. With Mount Taranaki (Egmont) in the distance.
A carving of an 18th century Maori leader called'Pukaki. A Maori carved mask or'koruru' with Maori rafter patterns.