Beautiful 1 oz Colorized Silver Proof Coin. COLORIZED BIRD VERSION Mintage limited to only 500 coins! The Kiwi, worldwide famous. Issued in a full color version and partly color version. Both with limited mintage of 500 pcs. Kiwi are flightless birds endemic to New Zealand, in the genus Apteryx and family Apterygidae. At around the size of a domestic chicken, kiwi are by far the smallest living ratites (which also consist of ostriches, emus, rheas, and cassowaries), and lay the largest egg in relation to their body size of any species of bird in the world. DNA sequence comparisons have yielded the surprising conclusion that kiwi are much more closely related to the extinct Malagasy elephant birds than to the moa they shared New Zealand with. There are five recognized species, two of which are currently vulnerable, one of which is endangered, and one of which is critically endangered. All species have been negatively affected by historic deforestation but currently the remaining large areas of their forest habitat are well protected in reserves and national parks. At present, the greatest threat to their survival is predation by invasive mammalian predators. And please see our other listings for. More great coins & treasures. The item “THE KIWI Flightless Birds 1oz Silver Coin 2014 Cook Islands COLORED BIRD VERSION” is in sale since Thursday, September 21, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\South Pacific”. The seller is “son-montuno” and is located in Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Composition: .999 Silver
- Year: 2014
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Cook Islands
- Certification: Mint Issued COA