Coral Protection - Aplysina Fistularis

Tuvalu 2011 - $1 - Coral Protection - Aplysina Fistularis - 1/2oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 1.000 have been issued by Numiscollect!
This silver proof coin is dedicated to coral protection!

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Country Tuvalu
Year 2011
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 1
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 $80.73
Coin Story

Yellow tube sponges get their name from their hollow, chimney-like body form. They pump huge quantities of water through their bodies, filtering out the tiny particles on which they feed. At shallow depths yellow tube sponges have a shape which resembles a cactus. In deeper waters, the sponges develop long, straight tubes. Their vivid yellow colour is probably due to special fluorescent pigments in the sponge tissue.

Reverse Design

The reverse depicts a colored image of the Aplysina Fistularis coral. The image offsets itself from the silver background, which features more corals, due to the applied color. The name of the series "Coral Protection", the name of the coral "Aplysina Fistularis" and the year of issue are also featured on this side of the coin.

Obverse Design

The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the denomination of the coin "$1" and the country of issue "Tuvalu".


The Coral Protection - Aplysina Fistularis silver proof coin comes encapsulated in a presentation case, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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