Maui and the Sun - Tama Nui-te-Ra Gold Coin Set

Māui's feat of slowing the sun is captured in these 2 x 1/2 gold proof coins.  


  • 2 x 1/2oz gold coins, one picturing Māui, the other Rā (the sun) linked together by Māui's rope
  • Limited worldwide mintage of just 150 sets
  • Set in an acrylic block, housed within a hand made wakahuia wooden box carved from native New Zealand totara
  • Designed by David Hakaraia and artist Elisabeth Vüllings.

Māui’s mighty feat to slow the sun is vividly portrayed in these two 1/2oz gold coins. Minted from 0.9999 gold and set in an acrylic block, the two coins are connected through the rope which is etched into the acrylic surface. The first coin shows Māui holding tightly to the ropes which are slung between the coins and held fast to the sun. Housed within a carved, wooden case with patterns of the rope criss-crossing on the lid, this set of coins tell a popular tale through their highly detailed finish.

Denomination: 2 x Ten New Zealand dollars
Finish: Proof
Composition: 0.9999 gold
Weight: 2 x 1/2oz
Diameter: 30mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Shape: Round
Reverse design: Coin 1: Sun; Coin 2: Māui 
Designed by: Dave Hakaraia and artist Elisabeth Vüllings, Wellington, New Zealand
Worldwide mintage limit: 150
Mint: BH Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH

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Price: $3,599.00