2019 NZ $1 Maui and the Goddess of Fire Silver Proof coin set
Distinctly New Zealand in character, the Maui coin series reflects the ongoing traditional tales of the Polynesian demi-god, Maui. Following the first two sets, featuring Maui and the Sun, and Maui and the Fish, this 2019 1oz silver pair features Maui and the Fire Goddess, Mahuika!
Possessing flaming fingernails, Mahuika held the secret to fire, which her grandson Maui sought to discover. Individually extinguishing each of her fingernails, Maui then had to flee has Mahuika hurled her final flaming nail at him! It missed, hitting a tree, and Maui was able to then rub pieces of that tree together to bring fire to his village!
Just 500 of this 1oz silver two-coin, selectively gold-plated set will be issued.