Marine Life Protection - Synchiropus Splendidus

Palau 2013 - 5$ - Marine Life Protection - Synchiropus Splendidus - 25g LIMITED Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 2.500 of these very special coins have been issued by Coin Invest Trust!
This silver coin is dedicated to Marine Life Protection.
$63.18

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Country Palau
Year 2013
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 5
Metal Silver
Fineness 925/1000
Weight 22,2g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Mintage 2500
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case no
Price $63.18
Coin Story

The overwhelming species diversity of pacific reefs is increasingly threatened by overfishing and destruction of habitat. As a flagship species the fascinating, colourful mandarin fish can raise public awareness and support for marine conservation. The mandarin fish reaches a size of only 8 cm in length and is therefore one of the smaller inhabitants of the tropical sea. With its pointed mouth it pecks for invertebrates and worms on inshore reefs and sandy lagoons, interspersed with rocks and corals. Oversized pelvic fins and the raised position of its eyes identify it as a bottom-dwelling species. Despite its small size it is ornately coloured with deep blue stripes and spots on an orange, yellow or green background. The male is especially impressive with its elongated, pointed dorsal fin. The flamboyant appearance of the mandarin fish predestines this charismatic species to represent the Marine Life Protection series in 2013.

Reverse Design

The reverse depicts the Synchiropus Splendidus. The image of the Splendidus is very detailed and offsets itself against the background, due to the applied color.

Obverse Design

The front of the coin depicts the South Sea Island of Palau’s coat of arms. The name of the issuing nation ‘REPUBLIC OF PALAU’ appears along the top edge and the face value of ‘5 $’ is indicated in the exergue.

Packaging

The Marine Life Protection - Synchiropus Splendidus coin comes encapsuled with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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