Unusual among kiwi, tokoeka are sometimes active during the daytime. On Rakiura they are often spotted by visitors and can sometimes be seen on the beach foraging for food. Tokoeka protect each other by living in family units, with offspring staying as helpers to their parents for up to seven years, sharing the task of incubating their siblings before they hatch. The combined population numbers for the three tokoeka taxa make it the most numerous kiwi species, with over 30,000 birds in the wild.
- 1oz silver specimen coin
- Minted from 0.999 silver
- Designed by Stephen Fuller, Wellington, New Zealand
- Worldwide limited mintage of 5,000
- Part of NZ Post’s annual kiwi coin programme.
With an illustration by Stephen Fuller, this coin depicts a tokoeka kiwi foraging for food on the beach on Rakiura/Stewart Island.
|Denomination:||One New Zealand dollar|
|Weight:||1 troy oz|
|Obverse design:||Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom|
|Reverse design:||Tokoeka southern brown kiwi|
|Designed by:||Stephen Fuller, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Worldwide mintage limit:||5,000|
|Mint:||BH Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH|