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New Zealand 2012 – 10$ Māori Art Hei Matau With Pounamu Greenstone – 1 oz Silver Coin

Silver commemorative coin

  Silver coin Hei Matau

  The world’s first coin issue with pounamu

  The hei matau depicted on coin was hand-carved

  Contains 1 troy oz / 31.1 grams of .999 fine silver

  Limited mintage of 3.000 pieces worldwide

  Coin comes with a box and COA

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A piece of New Zealand history engraved in pure silver. This is the first silver coin ever to include pounamu – hard, durable and highly valued nephrite jade found in southern New Zealand. Limited mintage of 3. 000 ensures this unique coin to be a bestseller among collectors!

The reverse of the coin shows Hei Matau – an amazing piece of Māori history and culture. Hei Matau is a bone or greenstone carving in the shape of highly stylized fish hook typical of the Māori people of New Zealand. It represents strength, good luck and safe travel across water. The symbol of Hei Matau is followed by a piece of pounamu, located in the right part of the coin. It has symbolic notches on the edge.  

The obverse indicates the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, date 2012 and issuing country – New Zealand. Each coin is presented within black and red leatherette box which contains also a Certificate of Authenticity.

Special features:

  The silver coin Hei Matau – amazing piece of Māori history and culture

  The hei matau symbol, depicted on the silver coin was hand-carved by famous Rotorua Māori artist, Lewis Gardiner

  Each coin has symbolic notches on the edge

  Contains 1 troy ounce / 31.1 grams of .999 pure silver

  The world’s first coin issue with piece of pounamu (name for the New Zeland greenstone – nephrite jade)

  Face value – 1 dollar

  Worldwide mintage of only 3.000 coins

  Coin is presented within a black and red leatherette box. Certificate of authenticity is included


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