March of the Fossil Penguins

Fossil penguin discoveries and research

Kairuku is now legal tender

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Kairuku has made it into the mint. This graceful extinct penguin species was described in 2012 by a team that included R. Ewan Fordyce, Tatsuro Ando, Craig Jones, and myself. Each year, the New Zealand post office mints an official annual coin.  Kairuku coins are pure silver and have a legal face value of $5. However, getting one for $5 would be a real steal because they are a limited run and are priced at $129. For the die-hard March of the Fossil Penguin fan, the coins are available at the New Zealand Post website.  Only 1500 have been made. Kairuku_Penguin-NZ-Annual-Coin_Prod

Written by Dan Ksepka

February 17, 2015 at 9:46 am

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  1. Nice likeness. Congratulations!

    Paul D Brinkman

    February 17, 2015 at 10:28 am

  2. Cool post! I work (paleontology research associate) at the Stamford museum, which is not far from the Bruce museum. What a coincidence.


    February 17, 2015 at 6:10 pm

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