This beautiful 1 Oz Silver coin is dedicated to one of the most fascinating and coloured birds in the world – the Toucan. The coin features wonderful colorization with a Proof quality.
Toucans are members of the Neotropical near passerine bird family Ramphastidae. The Ramphastidae are most closely related to the American barbets. They are brightly marked and have large, often-colorful bills. The family includes five genera and over forty different species. Toucans are arboreal and typically lay 2–21 white eggs in their nests. They make their nests in tree hollows and holes excavated by other animals such as woodpeckers—the toucan bill has very limited use as an excavation tool. When the eggs hatch, the young emerge completely naked, without any down. Toucans are resident breeders and do not migrate. Toucans are usually found in pairs or small flocks. They sometimes fence with their bills and wrestle, which scientists hypothesize they do to establish dominance hierarchies. The name of this bird group is derived from the Tupi word tukana, via Portuguese. The family includes toucans, aracaris and toucanets; more distant relatives include various families of barbets and woodpeckers in the suborder
The reverse of the coin depicts a beautiful plated Toucan over a background with the amazon forest. On top of the coin, the inscription: “TOUCAN” – the name of the coin. On the bottom, the inscriptions: “1 OZ” – the weight of the coin and “9999 FINE SILVER” – the purity of the Silver. The obverse of the coin features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “NIUE” – the issuing country, “ONE DOLLAR” – the face value and “2018” – the year of issue.
|Weight (g)||31.1 (1 oz)|
|Presentation case (box)||Yes|
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