N.Z. Shilling Coin Earrings

 

N.Z. Shilling Coin Earrings
These beautiful handcrafted earrings are made with genuine N.Z. vintage shilling coins featuring a Maori warrior yeilding a Taiaha.
RRP:
NZ$ 22.00
Price:
NZ$ 18.00
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The N.Z. Shilling was first issued in 1933 and featured the image of a Maori warrior carrying a taiaha “in a warlike attitude” on the reverse.

The warrior is based on a photograph of local chief Tutange Waionui, the founder of Pariroa Pa situated 2.2 km inland from Kakaramea.

In 1967, New Zealand’s currency was decimalised and the shilling was replaced by a ten cent coin of the same size and weight.