Deep Sea Fish - Eurypharynx Pelecnoides

Pitcairn Islands 2013 - $2 - Deep Sea Fish - Eurypharynx Pelecnoides - 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 2013
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 pelican eel, Eurypharynx pelecanoides, is a deep-sea fish rarely seen by humans, though it is occasionally caught in fishing nets. It is an eel-like fish and the only known member of the genus Eurypharynx and the family Eurypharyngidae. It belongs to the order Saccopharyngiformes, which is closely related to the true eels in Anguilliformes. It is also sometimes referred to as the umbrella-mouth gulper (eel). The specific epithet pelecanoides refers to the pelican, as the fish's large mouth is reminiscent of that of the bird.

Reverse Design

The reverse captures a dangerous looking Eurypharynx Pelecnoides. The fish is fully colored and offsets itself from the rest of this silver proof coin. A haze-like shape is engraved into the background, adding more pathos to the coin. At the bottom, the name of the series "Deep Sea Fish" is featured. Next to it, you can read the name of the fish "Eurypharynx Pelecnoides". The Year of issue is also engraved on this side of the coin "2013".

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 "2013".

Packaging

The Deep Sea Fish - Eurypharynx Pelecnoides silver proof coin comes encapsulated with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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