Jelly Fish - Chrysaora Achlyos

Pitcairn Islands 2011 - $2 - Jelly Fish - Chrysaora Achlyos - 1/2oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 1.000 have been issued by Numiscollect!
This silver proof coin is dedicated to deep sea fish!
$80.73

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Country Pitcarin Islands
Year 2011
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 2
Metal Silver
Fineness 925/1000
Weight 1/2oz - 15,55g
Diameter 35 mm
Edge Serrated
Mintage 1000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case no
Price $80.73
Coin Story

The black sea nettle (Chrysaora achlyos), sometimes informally known as the "black jellyfish" due to its dark coloration, is a species of jellyfish that can be found in the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Its range is thought to be from Monterey Bay in the north, down to southern Baja California and Mexico, though there are reports of sightings as far north as British Columbia. It is a giant jellyfish, with its bell measuring up to 1 m (3 ft) in size, and its oral arms extending up to 6 m (20 ft) in length. Despite its size and occasional proximity to Pacific coastal cities, the Black sea nettle was only recognized and scientifically described as a separate species in 1997, though misidentified pictures of the jellyfish had been taken in 1925. It has the scientific distinction of being the largest invertebrate discovered in the twentieth century.

Reverse Design

The reverse captures a Chrysaora Achlyos. The jelly fish is depicted in full color, while the rest of the coin remains in silver. A vortex-like shape is engraved into the background of the coin. The name of the series "Jelly Fish" and the name of the species "Chrysaora Achlyos" are also engraved into the coin.

Obverse Design

The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the denomination of the coin "$2", the issuing country "Pitcairn Islands" and the year of issue "2011".

Packaging

The Jelly Fish - Chrysaora Achlyos silver proof coin comes encapsulated with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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