This set features proof versions of New Zealand’s currency coins, minted to the finest quality proof finish. Collectively the coins feature many well-known New Zealand symbols such as the Māori carved mask, known as a ‘kōruru’ on the 10-cent coin, and the HMS Endeavour, the ship of Captain James Cook, on the 50-cent coin.
As well as the proof versions of New Zealand’s circulating currency coins, the set also includes the 1/2oz silver proof versions of the Maui and the Fish - Te Ika-a-Māui coin set. These half-ounce coins are only available in this set.
The set is issued by NZ Post, the official issuer of New Zealand stamps and commemorative coins; the coins themselves were struck by the Royal Dutch Mint (the proof version of the circulation coins), or B.H Mayer (two two silver half-ounces).