This amazing silver proof coin celebrates the kākā as a taonga (treasure) of Aotearoa New Zealand. It does feature an illustration of the kākā painted by New Zealand artist Ben Timmins. In the background two ferns crown the bird, as a symbol of protection and guardianship. The ferns are engraved, and the background colour treated to give greater depth to the imagery and highlight the kākā painting.
- Minted from 0.999 silver
- Proof with selective colour
- First-ever commemorative coin to celebrate the kākā, an endemic New Zealand parrot
- Presented in an elegant case with an individually numbered certificate of authenticity.
- Mintage of only 1000 pieces worldwide
The New Zealand kaka is a large species of parrot of the family Nestoridae found in native forests of New Zealand. Two subspecies are recognized. It is endangered and has disappeared from much of its former range.
|Weight (g)||1 oz (31.1)|
|Presentation case (box)||Yes|
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