|A quiet and quick moment today provided an opportunity to present a symbolic Tokelauan gift to the Forum Fisheries Agency.
Forum Fisheries Chair, Te Ulu o Tokelau Aliki Faipule Kuresa Nasau, offered a 2014 Tokelau 1 oz. Silver Kakahi Yellowfin Tuna Coin on the SIDS plenary floor.
The thank-you gesture came moments after FFA Director James Movick completed delivery of the statement from Forum Fisheries Ministers to the UN-SIDS 3 plenary.
The Tokelau Kakahi Yellowfin Tuna features on the silver bullion coin. It is the first coin to be released in a new series, issued by Tokelau to celebrate its rich ocean life. The $5 NZD coins, of which 500,000 were minted, are one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
All Tokelau coin designs are sent to the Royal Palace in London for approval of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II whose portrait appears on the ‘head’ side.
Ulu o Tokelau (right) offers the special coin to FFA Director James Movick. Left: General Manager Tokelau-Apia Liaison Office, Joe Suveinakama.