World of Frogs - Litoria Caerulea

Palau 2013 - $2 - World of Frogs - Litoria Caerulea - 1/2oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 1.000 have been issued by Numiscollect!
This silver proof coin is dedicated to the world of frogs!
$80.73

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Country Palau
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 yes
Price $80.73
Coin Story

The Australian green tree frog, simply green tree frog in Australia, White's tree frog, or dumpy tree frog (Litoria caerulea) is a species of tree frog native to Australia and New Guinea, with introduced populations in New Zealand and the United States. The species belongs to the genus Litoria. It is physiologically similar to some species of the genus, particularly the magnificent tree frog (Litoria splendida) and the giant tree frog (Litoria infrafrenata).
The green tree frog is larger than most Australian frogs, reaching 10 centimetres (4 inches) in length. The average lifespan of the frog in captivity, about sixteen years, is long in comparison with most frogs. Green tree frogs are docile and well suited to living near human dwellings. They are often found on windows or inside houses, eating insects drawn by the light. The green tree frog screams when it's in danger to scare off its foe; and this particular frog squeaks when it is touched. Due to its physical and behavioural traits, the green tree frog has become one of the most recognisable frogs in its region, and is a popular exotic pet throughout the world. The skin secretions of the frog have antibacterial and antiviral properties that may prove useful in pharmaceutical preparations.

Reverse Design

The reverse captures a Litoria Caerulea frog in color, sitting on a stone. The stone is finely engraved into the silver proof background, parts of it are also colored (moss). You will find the following inscriptions on the coin: "World Of Frogs" and "Litoria Caerulea".

Obverse Design

The 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 - Litoria Caerulea silver proof coin comes encapsulated in a presentation case, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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