2017 Kiwi Silver Proof Coin - Silver Coin
2017 Kiwi Silver Proof Coin - Silver Coin for only GBP £74.73
- Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom Coin design: Richard Payne, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand
- BH Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH
- 0.999 silver
- 1 troy oz
- One New Zealand dollar
‘Tokoeka’ literally means 'weka with a walking stick', and there are three geographically and genetically distinct forms: Haast, Fiordland, and Rakiura.
Rakiura tokoeka are the largest kiwi, reaching 4.1 kilograms. They have thick and powerful legs, and very long bills (up to 168mm). Classified as ‘nationally endangered’, they live mainly in the southern two-thirds of Stewart Island. Unlike other kiwi, Rakiura tokoeka are not strictly nocturnal; it is not unusual to see females out feeding during the day.
The three coins in this issue feature the Rakiura tokoeka wandering on a beach on Rakiura during the daytime. The polished circular design behind the kiwi is representative of the sun, and the design also features both the common and scientific name of this precious kiwi (Apteryx Australis Lawryi).
- Minted from 0.999 silver
- Limited worldwide mintage of 2,500
- Celebrates the Rakiura tokoeka - the only Kiwi to be active during the day
- Presented in an elegant black case with an individually numbered certificate
This 1oz silver proof coin features the Rakiura tokoeka wandering on a beach on Rakiura during the daytime. The polished circular design behind the kiwi is representative of the sun, and the design also features both the common and scientific name of this precious kiwi (Apteryx Australis Lawryi).
The 40mm diameter of the coin allows the Kiwi to come to life in three-dimensional relief, and with only 2,500 coins worldwide it’s sure to be popular. Packaged in a display case with an individually numbered certificate of authenticity, it makes a beautiful gift or addition to your collection.