The Great Migrations - Arctic Tern 1oz Silver Coin is the latest release in this stunning coin collection from New Zealand Mint.
This exciting collection celebrates one of nature's impressive wonders, when millions of animals start their great annual migration, covering vast distances in search for food, mating partners or shelter.
Arctic Terns are known to complete the longest yearly migration of any animal, in terms of distance. This little bird travels along the same route, and covers a distance of at least 25,000 miles from their Arctic breeding grounds to Antarctica and back, each year.
The Arctic Tern makes this long journey to Antarctica for food, rest, and for the warmer summers. Recent research shown that Arctic terns use a combination of navigational tools such as wind, the Earth’s magnetic field and visual clues to navigate this extraordinary journey.
The coin reverse shows a flock of migrating Arctic Tern. The engraved background is highlighted with a few coloured Arctic Terns in the foreground.
This stunning coin comes in a compact printed rectangular coin case, which incorporates an impressive, printed scene of this great migration. The uniquely numbered Certificate of Authenticity is presented within the packaging.
The New Zealand Mint will release no more than 3,000 of the 2017 Great Migrations Arctic Tern 1oz Silver Proof Coin.
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