Silver Ounce 2013 Maori Art - Koru, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2013 Maori Art - Koru, Coin from New Zealand
CoinSilver Ounce 2013 Maori Art - Koru

New Zealand uses the New Zealand Dollar as its circulation currency for daily transactions. The country also issues a number of commemorative and collector coins, including in the internationally popular one ounce of silver format (abbreviated as 1 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum). Authorised by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, the official issuer of these coins is NZ Post - which also issues the country's postal stamps. Manufacturing of the coins is commissioned to various foreign mints.

The coins are "Non-Circulating Legal Tender" (NCLT) and not bullion because they are issued at prices much higher than their intrinsic value and are targeted at collectors who appreciate them for their artistic or sentimental value, and not at bullion investors.

New Zealand Post says about this coin:
The 2013 Māori Art Coin celebrates the koru as an integral part of Māori art and culture, and as a symbol of renewal. The koru is represented in the unfurling silver fern frond, which will grow into a rauponga. The surrounding artwork represents the domain of Tāne Mahuta, the God of the Forest. Tāne is depicted through a series of koru patterns and is watching over his domain - in which countless piko will grow into established ferns.

The intricate design features the koru and rauponga beautifully engraved with three-dimensional relief, giving the coins incredible depth and dimension. The depiction of Tāne Mahuta contains striking contrasts between the frosted koru and the polished background - resulting in visually powerful coins that are not to be missed.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 2,000
Obverse
New Zealand / Silver Ounce 2013 Maori Art - Koru - obverse photo

The obverse shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2013.

Obverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2013
Reverse
New Zealand / Silver Ounce 2013 Maori Art - Koru - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows koru motifs (from Māori wood carving art) representing Tāne Mahuta, the God of the Forest, and an unfurling silver fern frond on the right.

Above right, the inscription KORU, below which the face value and denomination $1 (one dollar).

Reverse Inscription KORU $1
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: the coin is housed within a container featuring a specially designed mangopare (hammerhead shark) pattern.
NZ Post SKU: CU3DSPCN

See also

There is also a gold ounce with the same design.

Silver Ounce 2013 Maori Art - Koru: References to Information Used
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Silver Ounce 2013 Maori Art - Koru: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2013
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerDave Burke
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.0000 mm
Mass31.1000 g
OCC IDNXYD-ENZC-XDJW-EVRB
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Silver Ounce 2013 Maori Art - Koru: Photos
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Silver Ounce 2013 Maori Art - Koru: Photo 2013 New Zealand 1 oz Silver Maori Art Koru Proof / thumbnail 2013 New Zealand 1 oz Silver Maori Art Koru Proof
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Silver Ounce 2013 Maori Art - Koru: Photo 2013 New Zealand 1 oz Silver Maori Art Koru Proof / thumbnail 2013 New Zealand 1 oz Silver Maori Art Koru Proof
Copyright: APMEX
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Silver Ounce 2013 Maori Art - Koru: Photo 2013 New Zealand 1 oz Silver Maori Art Koru Proof / thumbnail 2013 New Zealand 1 oz Silver Maori Art Koru Proof
Copyright: APMEX
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Silver Ounce 2013 Maori Art - Koru: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 373