Product Code: L1601700
Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of a stunning new proof sterling silver collector's coin on behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory Government which shares with us the life of the marine turtle. This is the second commemorative coin for the British Indian Ocean Territory and the second combination coin of Silver and crystal for Pobjoy Mint.
This beautiful coin depicts this magical journey of the marine turtle from nesting to fully mature adult. This coin is also special in the fact that the middle is graced by a beautiful aqua coloured crystal; the crystal is surrounded by Proof Sterling Silver. The contrast in colours makes the crystal stand out and the silver sparkle. On the crystal there is also a beautifully etched image of a turtle. The coin has a value of £2.
Marine turtles have to swim great distances from their feeding grounds to their chosen nest site. Some turtles travel over 1700 miles to nest on one particular beach and this is how our look at the life of the turtle begins. It is between 10-15 years before the turtle will reappear in shallow water again with the turtle moving on to a new feeding area every few years. It is not until the turtle is matured at 40 to 50 years that it will return to the beach that it was born and nest for the first time, and so the cycle continues.
Approved by Buckingham Palace the obverse of each coin carries a fine effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS FSNAD at the top centre of the outer ring and is available in Proof Sterling Silver.
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