CHATHAM ISLAND CRESTED PENGUIN – 2020 NZ$1 1oz silver BU

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ARRIVES IN STOCK MID JULY 2020

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Description

CHATHAM ISLAND CRESTED PENGUIN – 2020 NZ$1 1oz silver BU

In 2019, an international team of researchers extracted mitochondrial DNA from subfossil bones discovered in sand dunes on the Chatham Islands. This research confirmed that until a few centuries ago a unique crested penguin species, Eudyptes warhami, existed on the Chatham Islands.

Undisturbed for millennia, the Chatham Islands were once teeming with wildlife. Although some species have been lost since human habitation, thankfully many endangered species have been revitalised in recent years due to conservation efforts.

New Zealand’s first ever bullion coin has been crafted by NZ Post and pays homage to the conservation efforts that abound in the South Pacific through to Antarctica.

Reverse face

This detailed silver premium bullion coin was designed by New Zealand artist Dave Burke. Two Chatham Island crested penguins are imagined here with a stormy backdrop familiar to inhabitants of the Chatham Islands. The birds are encircled by an arc of koru designs.

Obverse face

Depicts the Ian Rank Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II surrounded by the inscribed issue details

Presentation

Protected with a high quality capsule, a Certificate of Authenticity provides all the necessary information and guarantees the coins authenticity.

SPECIFICATION
DENOMINATION $1 New Zealand
COMPOSITION 31.1 grams (1oz) of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 40 mm (round)
FINISH bullion
MINTAGE 25,000

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