This amazing silver coin in the series is back for its third annual issue and it’s one we’ve not seen on a coin before, and a subject that shows just how wide-ranging and eclectic this series is. Maori culture is not unheard of on modern commemorative coins – the NZ Post has a regular dabble with some fine pieces, but we’ve never seen the fabled ‘Haka’ depicted specifically.
- 2 oz fine silver coin
- The black proof background with the antiqued high relief
- The carnelian (a semi-precious gemstone) insert is a cool focal point
- Strict limitation of only 500 pieces worldwide
The heavily tattooed warrior in traditional dress, with his tongue out and taking the famous confrontational pose of this ceremonial dance, is a perfect summation of what it’s all about. For most of us, the Haka is only seen when the All Blacks rugby team do the dance at the beginning of their matches, which always seems to be a crowd-pleaser wherever they go. My partner however, is a Kiwi, and informs me that what is on this coin is absolutely spot on for atmosphere. The obverse face is equally packed with tons of cultural imagery, chief of which is the Maori Marae, a structure that forms the heart of a Maori community and is the tribal meeting ground.
|Denomination||2000 CFA Francs|
|Quality||Antique and Black Proof|
|Weight (g)||2 oz (62.20)|
|Presentation case (box)||Yes|
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