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  • 1oz Silver Proof Taniwha Coin 2017
  • The obverse features the fearsome Taniwha
  • The reverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II
  • 1oz Silver Proof Taniwha Coin 2017 packaging
  • 1oz Silver Proof Taniwha Coin 2017 box

1oz Silver Proof Taniwha Coin 2017

Article Number: 1332970110

  • Features the taniwha, a creature from Maori legend.
  • Proof quality
  • Just 1,500 available worldwide
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This silver proof Taniwha coin is a fascinating tribute to Māori mythology. Order today!

The coin's design

This stunning limited edition silver coin features one of these legendary monsters emerging from a stormy sea (its preferred habitat) in all its fearsome glory.

The coin's denomination is written in both English and Māori, and was designed by David Burke

The taniwha

In Māori legend, the Taniwha is a mysterious sea-creature, often found in deep pools, rivers and the ocean. Some traditions place the creatures as protective guardians, whilst others believe them to be predatory and dangerous.  


Mintage: 1500
Year of Issue: 2017
Country of Issue: New Zealand
Metal: Silver 999/1000
Quality: Proof
Mint: New Zealand Post
Currency: Dollars
Diameter: 40mm
Weight: 1oz

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