2014 Māori Art - Papatūānuku and Ranginui Silver Proof Coin

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.


  • 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.
  • Minted from 0.999 silver with gold plating.
  • Limited worldwide mintage of 2,000.

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.

Denomination: One New Zealand dollar
Finish: Proof
Composition: 0.999 silver
Weight: 1 troy oz
Diameter: 40mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: The spearation of Papatuanuku and Ranginui
Worldwide mintage limit: 2,000
Mint: Royal Australian Mint

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Price: $139.00