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With only 43 birds remaining, the Fairy Tern is New Zealand’s rarest bird. This is your chance to help save this precious bird by bidding on the ‘number 43’ silver proof coin set issued by New Zealand Post.

All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Fairy Tern Charitable Trust. To learn more about the Fairy Tern and how the Trust supports this critically endangered bird visit

The New Zealand Fairy Tern coin issue is the latest in an annual series of $5 coins from New Zealand Post highlighting the plight of endangered New Zealand animals.

Each set is individually numbered, and the proof currency set that you are bidding on includes the $5 legal tender, 0.999 silver proof coin featuring the Fairy Tern - both as a bird in flight and in its natural nesting habitat. The set also includes all other New Zealand coin denominations minted in proof quality and dated 2012 (the only way to obtain New Zealand currency coins dated 2012). The set is presented in a stylish, premium-quality case and there are only 1,500 available worldwide.
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  • Seller location: Wellington City, Wellington, NZ

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