Patagonian Toothfish - 2017 Blue/Green Titanium Coin

Product Code: L1172000

AFTER THE DEVASTATING NEWS CAUSED BY HURRICANE IRMA THAT HAS AFFECTED THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS AMONG MANY OTHER CARIBBEAN ISLANDS, POBJOY MINT WILL BE DONATING 20% OF THE SALE VALUE OF ALL SILVER PROOF AND CUPRO NICKEL COINS ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE BVI TO A FUND THAT HAS BEEN SET UP BY THE ISLANDS GOVERNMENT. YOUR HELP WILL BE MUCH APPRECIATED BY THE ISLANDERS.

$59.00  

Available only for pre-order.

Orders will be dispatched from October 20 2017

Coin Highlights

  • 2017 990 Blue/Green Titanium 1 Crown Coin
  • Issued on behalf of the Falkland Islands
  • Issue: 7,500
  • Unique presentation box and certificate of authenticity
  • Also available as: Uncirculated Cupro Nickel

Description

In recognition of 30 years of work conducted by Falkland Islands Fisheries Department (FIS) to help maintain fish populations around the Falkland Islands, Pobjoy Mint is releasing a stunning coloured titanium coin featuring the Patagonian Toothfish in an Eddy of Water.  

As Titanium reacts differently with every strike, each Patagonian Toothfish coin is technically different and varies slightly in colour. There is also a lined effect that is present on the coins which is unique to this metal. The obverse features the Pobjoy exclusive effigy design of HM Queen Elizabeth II in exceptional detail.

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The Patagonian Toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) is a species of cod found in cold icy waters primarily in the southern Hemisphere at depths of between 45m and 3850m! Toothfish can grow to become very large and can weigh up to 100kg and reach 2.3m in length, although this is quite rare. It is estimated that they can live for up 50 years and sustain themselves by feeding on squid, small fish, prawns, crabs.

The Patagonian Toothfish is widely commercially fished however its name is deemed to be unattractive to consumers. In 1977 a U.S. fish wholesaler decided he wished to sell the species under a different name and chose to call it the ‘Chilean Sea Bass’ a name which is now recognised by FDA (Food & Drug Administration) for both the Patagonian Toothfish and a close relative, the Antarctic Toothfish.

The Falkland Islands are playing a role in the conservation of this species by creating regulated fisheries and collating data from Patagonian Toothfish catches. This was set up in 1994 with the increase in dermersal longliners targeting this species at depths of over 600m. The reports show that the fish stocks mainly decreased from 1994-1999 with the biomass currently at about 50% of what it was in its unexploited state. The official body responsible for the sustainable development of fisheries in the Falklands is the Falkland Islands Fisheries Department (FIS), established in 1987.

Pobjoy Mint aims to dispatch all in stock items within 48 hours.

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- $5,000 + = $50.00

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Metal 2017 990 Blue/Green Titanium 1 Crown
Diameter 36.10mm
Weight 10.00 gms
Issue Limit 2,000