2014 Māori Art - Papatūānuku and Ranginui Gold Proof Coin

The creation narrative of Papatūānuku and Ranginui is celebrated in precious 0.9999 gold proof in our 2014 Māori Art coin. With a low mintage of just 250 worldwide, you'll have to be quick to get yours.


  • The coin depicts Tāne as he separates his parents with all of his might.
  • Coin image is part of a larger work by accomplished Māori artist, Cliff Whiting.
  • Coin is housed in a wakahuia (ornamental carved vessel for storing taonga). The wakahuia is specially designed and carved by contemporary Māori artist Rangi Kipa.
  • Minted from 0.9999 gold.
  • Limited worldwide mintage of 250.

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 gold proof, legal tender coin has a low worldwide mintage of just 250, so you’ll have to order soon to obtain this special coin. This striking $10 coin is contained within a wakahuia, a carved vessel created for the purpose of holding taonga (treasures).

The wakahuia has been designed and carved from black maire by Rangi Kipa and David Hakaraia. Rangi's work is at the forefront of the contemporary Māori art world. The lid features a double interlocking spiral carved into it, known as a ‘takarangi’. This design represents the separation of Ranginui and Papatūānuku.

Denomination: Ten New Zealand dollars
Finish: Proof
Composition: 0.9999 gold
Weight: 1 troy oz
Diameter: 38.74mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: The separation of Papatuanuku and Ranginui
Worldwide mintage limit: 250
Mint: Royal Australian Mint

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Price: $3,349.00