World of Frogs - Atelopus Certus Coin Set

Palau 2011 - 3 x $2 - World of Frogs - Atelopus Certus - 3 x 1/2oz LIMITED Silver Coin Set

Low Mintage, only 1.000 of each have been issued by Numiscollect!
These silver proof coins are dedicated to the world of frogs!
$209.43

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Country Palau
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 yes
Price $209.43
Coin Story

Atelopus certus is a species of toad in the Bufonidae family. It is endemic to the Darien Region of Eastern Panama, and its type locality is Cerro Sapo, giving it its common name of the Toad Mountain Harlequin Frog.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montanes, and rivers.It is threatened primarily by the advancing wave of chytridiomycosis moving through central America, and secondarily by habitat loss, although much of its range falls with in the Darien National Park, a protected area and world heritage site. Because so many other Atelopus species are in steep declines this amphibian is seen as a priority species for ex-situ conservation. In June 2010, a team of conservation partners working under the banner of the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project mounted an expedition to the Darien and brought back a founding population of these frogs to begin an ex-situ conservation program at the Summit Municipal Park near Panama City.

Reverse Design

The reverses of the coins capture the Atelopus Certus frog in three different in color stones covert in moss. The underground is finely engraved into the silver proof background, and partially colored. You will find the following inscriptions on the coin: "World Of Frogs" and the latin name of the frog 'Atelopus Certus' on the coins. Also, the year of issue '2011' is engraved on every coin.

Obverse Design

Each obverse features the South Sea Island of Palau’s coat of arms – a sea god with a mermaid and a boat typical of Oceania. The name of the issuing nation ‘REPUBLIC OF PALAU’ appears along the top edge and the face value of ‘$2’ is indicated in the exergue.

Packaging

The World of Frogs - Atelopus Certus Coin Set silver proof coins come encapsulated in their presentation cases, with the Certificates of Authenticity.

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