2018 Niue 1 Ounce Toucan Reverse Proof Silver Coin


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This beautiful Toucan coin is of special collector interest as it’s struck in .9999 pure silver with a reverse proof quality finish and very limited production of just 1,000 sets worldwide.

Toucans (/ˈtuːkæn/, UK: /-kən/) are members of the family Ramphastidae of near passerine birds from the Neotropics. The Ramphastidae family is 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.


Year: 2018
Strike: Reverse Proof
Denomination: $1 NZD
Metal Content: 1 troy oz
Issuer:  Niue
Purity: .9999
Mintage: 1,000
Diameter: 38.6 mm
Capsule, Presentation Box, Numbered Certificate of Authenticity