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.
- 5oz silver coin with black proof and gold plating finish
- Minted from 0.999 silver
- Designed by Stephen Fuller, Wellington, New Zealand
- Low worldwide limited mintage of 300
- 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. The kiwi and the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II are plated in gold.
|Ten New Zealand dollars
|Black proof with gold plating
|5 troy oz
|Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
|Tokoeka southern brown kiwi
|Stephen Fuller, Wellington, New Zealand
|Worldwide mintage limit:
|BH Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH