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Pay tribute to one of New Zealand’s most unique creatures known as the kairuku with this special coin issue - a giant penguin that once roamed Aotearoa. Pre-order yours today for late May 2014.
This 1oz silver proof coin highlights the uniqueness of this extinct species. The design features an artistic depiction of the Kairuku next to a height chart, emphasising its tall stature compared with its modern-day counterparts, alongside an image of the Kairuku swimming. The rim of the coin features the Māori name, alongside the English translation: 'diver who returns with food'.
Made from 1oz pure silver, this legal tender coin is the only $5 silver proof commemorative coin to be issued annually. With a mintage of just 1,500 coins worldwide, make sure you place your order today for this special coin. (Source: http://coins.nzpost.co.nz/2014/new-zealand-annual-coin-kairuku-silver-proof-coin)
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