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1956 New Zealand 6 Pence coin pendant huia bird wattlebird kiwi Wellington Polynesia Maori Auckland haka dance necklace n000106

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New Zealand 6 Pence {1953-1965} 5S FEATURING front: A huia (extinct bird) perched on a branch The huia (Māori: [ˈhʉia]; Heteralocha acutirostris) was the largest species of New Zealand wattlebird, endemic to the North Island of New Zealand. Its extinction in the early 20th century had two primary causes. The first was rampant overhunting to procure huia skins for mounted specimens, which were in worldwide demand by museums and wealthy private collectors. Huia were also hunted to obtain their long, striking tail feathers for locally fashionable hat decorations. The second major cause of extinction was the widespread deforestation of the lowlands of the North Island by European settlers to create pasture for agriculture. Most of these forests were ancient, ecologically complex primary forests, and huia were unable to survive in regenerating secondary forests. The last confirmed sighting of a huia was on 28 December 1907 in the Tararua Ranges. :( back: young laureate bust of HM Queen Elizabeth II Lettering: + QUEEN·ELIZABETH·THE·SECOND • quantity 1 • demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Copper-nickel coin • diameter: 19.3 mm • weight: 2.83 g CHOOSE FROM DROP DOWN MENU {2.4 mm thick cords} • 22" black cotton necklace with lobster clasp • 24" stainless steel ball chain {lightweight 5 g} • 1-1/8" silver color keychain with 30 mm ring {see last photo} message me if you need a shorter length black necklace facebook.com/coinedJewelry instagram.com/coinedJewelry twitter.com/coinedJewelry pinterest.com/coinedJewelry tumblr.com/blog/coinedJewelry 1S on earrings