2018 New Zealand Proof Currency Set - Silver Coin
2018 New Zealand Proof Currency Set - Silver Coin for only GBP £108.94
- Dave Hakaraia, Wellington, New Zealand
- BH Mayer
- 0.999 silver
- 1/2 troy oz
- ¢10, ¢20, ¢50, $1, $2
The 2018 New Zealand Proof Currency Set features two stunning silver proof coins depicting the legend of Māui and the Fish – Te Ika-a-Māui. The currency coins that accompany these coins celebrate Aotearoa’s unique culture, history and landscape.
The 10-cent coin is the lowest denomination coin in New Zealand currency, and replaced the New Zealand shilling coin in 1967. As part of changes to New Zealand currency in 2006, the circulating coin became smaller and is now made of copper-plated steel. The reverse features a kōruru (carved mask) with heke (rafter) patterns.
When introduced in 1967 the 20-cent piece replaced the New Zealand florin coin. Initially the coin featured a kiwi, but this was changed in 1990 to a carving of Pūkākī, a well known chief of the Ngāti Whakaue tribe. When the silver decimal currency was changed in 2006, the 20-cent piece was redesigned with a ‘Spanish flower’ milling.
The largest denomination of the original decimal coins, the 50-cent piece replaced the crown coin (five shillings) in 1967. Since its conception, the 50-cent piece has featured the HMS Endeavour on the reverse, the ship on which Captain Cook became the first Briton to reach New Zealand.
The New Zealand one-dollar coin was introduced in 1991 to replace the one-dollar note. The reverse features New Zealand’s iconic kiwi surrounded by silver ferns. The kiwi was promoted from its position on the 20-cent coin to bring to life the well known term 'Kiwi dollar'.
The two-dollar coin was introduced in 1991 when the two-dollar note was retired. The reverse features a kōtuku (eastern great egret, or white heron), which is held in high regard in Māori culture. Kōtuku are considered to embody rarity, grace and beauty and are considered inhabitants of the spirit world.
Stunning versions of New Zealand’s decimal currency coins Worldwide mintage of 1,000 sets Each coin is dated 2018 Includes Māui and the Fish – Te Ika-a-Māui silver proof coin set.
The set features proof versions of New Zealand’s circulating currency coins. Each coin is specially dated 2018. Collectively the coins feature many well-known New Zealand symbols such as the Māori carved mask, known as a ‘kōruru’ on the 10-cent coin, and the HMS Endeavour, the ship of Captain James Cook, on the 50-cent coin.
As well as the proof versions of New Zealand’s circulating currency coins, the set also includes 1/2oz silver proof version of the Maui and the Fish – Te Ika-a-Māui coin set. This is the only way to obtain a 1/2oz silver proof versions of this coin set.
There are only 1,000 of these collectable sets available and each one comes housed in a beautiful display box to keep them in pristine condition.