The Kiwi


This coin is part of series Flightless Birds



The Kiwi, worldwide famous. Issued in a full color version and partly color version. Both with limited mintage of 500 pcs and available as single or double boxed set.

CK1413 : Non color bird high relief
CK1414 : Colored bird on high relief

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 recognised 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.


Key Selling Points:
Highly detailed coins
Partly colored on high relief
Low mintage

Specifications
Art.-No CK1413-14 Metal Silver
Country Cook Islands Fineness .999
Year 2014 Weight 1oz (31.1 gr.)
Face Value 5 Dollars Diameter 38.61 mm
Quality PROOF Mintage 2x 500 pcs.
Special Features Partly colored.
Scope of Delivery Capsule, certificate and box (single boxes and double boxes).
Availability Issued

Reverse Full Color    
Reverse Part Color    
Common Obverse    
Box 2 Coins    
Box Plain Coin    
Box Color Coin    

This coin is part of the Flightless Birds series.
The following coins are already issued in this series:

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