Birds of the Pacific Islands

Niue, Fiji and Pitcairn Islands 2013 - $2 - Birds Of The Pacific Islands- 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin Set

This is a very special coin set, depicting the birds of the Pacific Islands.
The coins are each issued by a different country! Low mintage, only 3.000!
$181.35

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Year 2013
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 2
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Dimensions 51 x 30 mm
Mintage 100
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $181.35
Coin Story

There are between 20,000 and 30,000 islands situated throughout the Pacific Ocean. The existence of so many islands has created enormous opportunities for evolutionary development due to selective breeding. The result is a fantastic array of birdlife on islands throughout the Pacific, where birds have evolved into slightly different forms resulting in unique and endemic species. New Zealand Mint is releasing this beautiful three Coin Set to celebrate these iconic birds of the Pacific.

Reverse Design

Niue:
This coin face features a high quality colour image of the Pacific Pigeon, Ducula pacifica, or ‘Lupe’ in Niuean. This bird is generally acknowledged to be the most widely recognised endemic bird species on Niue. To its left is the Fiti Pua, Fagraea berteroana, the flower of Niue, and the Niuean coat of arms.

Fiji:
This coin face features the vibrant colours of the Collared Lory, Phigys solitaries, the National bird of Fiji. Also featured is the native Tagimoucia Flower, Medinilla waterhousei, endemic to the highland rainforests of the Fijian Islands, only growing at an altitude of over 600 metres (656 yards). Above this is the official Fijian National Coat of Arms.

Pitcairn Island:
This final coin features the Henderson Island Fruit Dove, Ptilinopus insularis, an iconic bird endemic to the
Pitcairn Islands and listed as vulnerable by the IUCN. Below this is the native Yellow Fautu, Abutilon pitcairnense, a critically endangered perennial plant once thought to be extinct until a single plant was
discovered in 2003. All elements are set against a finely engraved Pacific Island background, flowing across all three coins and their timber surround.

Obverse Design

Niue: Features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Fiji: Features the Fijian National Coat of Arms.
Pitcairn Island: Features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Packaging

The Birds of the Pacific Islands 3 x 1 oz Silver Coin Set is packaged in a natural-looking wooden coin holder, displaying the 3 coins side by side. The coin holder sits inside a wooden inner case, which is decorated with pacific-style engravings. The inner case sits inside a pacific themed white outer packaging. A Certificate of Authenticity is displayed inside the inner packaging.

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