A dominant creature in many Māori legends, the taniwha is beautifully depicted in this 1oz silver proof coin.
They were said to live in water, favouring deep pools in lakes, or rough waters and rips in rivers and oceans. The powerful taniwha can be seen emerging from a stormy sea in this detailed coin.
The ferocity and detailed characteristics of the taniwha have been beautifully illustrated by Dave Burke in this 1oz silver proof coin minted from 0.999 silver. This subject of many Māori myths and legends is portrayed emerging from turbulent waters which were said to be its favoured habitat.
This unique $1 coin shines through with its detailed taniwha design, and features the denomination in both Māori and English. Each coin is accompanied by an individually numbered certificate of authenticity, and is packaged in an elegant display case featuring an intricate taniwha design.
No more than 1,500 of the 2017 $1 Taniwha 1oz Silver Proof Coin will be released worldwide!
|Country Of Issue||New Zealand|