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1978 COOK ISLANDS Elizabeth II WARBLER BIRDS Old Proof Silver $5 Coin i117455

1978 COOK ISLANDS Elizabeth II WARBLER BIRDS Old Proof Silver $5 Coin i117455
1978 COOK ISLANDS Elizabeth II WARBLER BIRDS Old Proof Silver $5 Coin i117455

1978 COOK ISLANDS Elizabeth II WARBLER BIRDS Old Proof Silver $5 Coin i117455
Item: i117455 Authentic Coin of. 250th Anniversary of Birth of James Cook 1978 FM Proof Silver 5 Dollars 42mm (28.11 grams) 0.500 Silver 0.4389 oz. ASW Reference: KM# 20 ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 1978, Elizabeth II facing right. FIVE DOLLARS, Polynesian warblers by nest in branches. The Tahiti reed warbler (Acrocephalus caffer) is a songbird in the genus Acrocephalus.

It used to be placed in the "Old World warbler" assemblage (Sylviidae), but is now in the newly recognized marsh warbler family Acrocephalidae. It is endemic to the island of Tahiti. Most taxonomists regard Garrett's reed warbler and the Moorea reed warbler as distinct. They used to be considered subspecies.

As a whole, the Tahiti reed warbler was classified as a vulnerable species by the IUCN. But new research has shown it to be rarer than it was believed. Consequently, it was uplisted to endangered status in 2008. The Cook Islands (Cook Islands Maori: Kuki'Airani) is a self-governing island country in the South Pacific Ocean in free association with New Zealand. It comprises 15 islands whose total land area is 240 square kilometres (92.7 sq mi).

The Cook Islands' Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) covers 1,800,000 square kilometres (690,000 sq mi) of ocean. New Zealand is responsible for the Cook Islands' defence and foreign affairs, but they are exercised in consultation with the Cook Islands. In recent times, the Cook Islands have adopted an increasingly independent foreign policy. Although Cook Islanders are citizens of New Zealand, they have the status of Cook Islands nationals, which is not given to other New Zealand citizens. The Cook Islands' main population centres are on the island of Rarotonga (10,572 in 2011), where there is an international airport.

There is a larger population of Cook Islanders in New Zealand itself; in the 2013 census, 61,839 people said they were Cook Islanders, or of Cook Islands descent. With about 100,000 visitors travelling to the islands in the 2010-11 financial year, tourism is the country's main industry, and the leading element of the economy, ahead of offshore banking, pearls, and marine and fruit exports. World-renowned expert numismatist, enthusiast, author and dealer in authentic ancient Greek, ancient Roman, ancient Byzantine, world coins & more. Ilya Zlobin is an independent individual who has a passion for coin collecting, research and understanding the importance of the historical context and significance all coins and objects represent. Send me a message about this and I can update your invoice should you want this method.

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  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Cook Islands
  • Certification: Uncertified
  • Year: 1978
  • Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
  • Composition: Silver
  • Denomination: 5 Dollars

1978 COOK ISLANDS Elizabeth II WARBLER BIRDS Old Proof Silver $5 Coin i117455