Nothing resonates so profoundly among collectors as the 1935 Waitangi Crown. With a mere 464 proof coins struck by the Royal Mint as a one-year type amid the Great Depression, it is perhaps the most iconic and prestigious New Zealand coin attainable, depicting the pivotal agreement representing the establishment of the Treaty of Waitangi on February 6, 1840.
Its' reverse features a finely detailed depiction of Ngapuhi Maori chief Tamati Waka Nene and New Zealand's first governor William Hobson on equal footing shaking hands beneath a crown, along with the inscription "NEW ZEALAND CROWN 1935 WAITANGI". On the obverse, a portrait of King George V by Percy Metcalfe is surrounded by the inscription "GEORGE V KING EMPEROR".
Specially struck to proof standards, the highest quality possible by the Royal Mint, resulting from hand-polished dies and special attention during the striking process.
Presented in an official Royal Mint Reserve Bank of New Zealand box, the coat of arms of the RBNZ inside. Accompanied with its Certificate of Authenticity.
A true opportunity unlike any others around from Aventine Numismatics with this phenomenal no-reserve offering of the most famous New Zealand coin at just NZD 0.69 to debut our Numismatic Auction & Fixed Price List Catalogue No. 1. Worthy of the most serious consideration in bidding for the "King of New Zealand Coins".
Whether you are a passionate coin collector, a proud New Zealander, or perhaps simply an admirer of fine art, the proof 1935 New Zealand Waitangi Crown is a must-have addition to your collection.
Take your chance to own a piece of our history - Live Auction Ends on 26th February 2024 at 8:00 PM NZDT.
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