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This stunning 1oz silver proof with gold plating tells the story of the separation of Ranginui and Papatūānuku. This gorgeous coin is a perfect addition to any Māori art collection. Pre-order yours for late June 2014 today.
The 2014 Māori Art Coin is the fourth coin in New Zealand Post’s Māori Art Coin series. The coin shows Tāne separating Papatūānuku and Ranginui, creating the world of light. The intricate design is based on leading New Zealand artist Cliff Whiting’s mixed media mural, ‘Te wehenga o Rangi rāua ko Papa’ (the separation of heaven and earth). This well known piece of art can be seen in the reading room in the National Library of New Zealand in Wellington.
This 1oz silver proof, legal tender coin with gold plating has a worldwide mintage of just 2,000. This striking $1 coin is a perfect addition to any Māori art collection and is housed in a special container featuring the takarangi design. The takarangi is a double interlocking spiral, which represents the separation of Ranginui and Papatūānuku. (Source: http://coins.nzpost.co.nz/2014/maori-art-papatuanuku-and-ranginui-silver-proof-coin)
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