British Indian Ocean Territory Turtles 50p Series: Green Turtle 2019 Coloured Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish

Product Code: L4C74801

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Coin Highlights

  • 2019 Uncirculated Coloured Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish 50p Coin
  • 1st Issue of the NEW British Indian Ocean Territory Turtle Series
  • Issued on behalf of British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Low Issue Limit: 3,750
  • This coin is sold in a capsule inside a blue pouch. If purchased with an album no pouch will be supplied.
  • Five Coin Set Album Available - Sold Separately!

Description

Pobjoy Mint is excited to announce the World’s First British Indian Ocean Territory 50p coin Never before has a currency coin been issued or this overseas Territory only commemorative coins. The Green Sea Turtle will travel long distances between feeding grounds and hatching beaches, it’s estimated that 1,000 females nest annually on the protected beaches of the British Indian Ocean Territory. This species is also listed as endangered. Sea Turtles are paramount to the many species whose survival is dependent on a healthy seagrass bed and coral reef.

The design on the coin itself features a Green Turtle swimming in the ocean. The obverse of the coin features the Pobjoy Mint exclusive effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

This new series is available in Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish, with the Green Turtle being portrayed in colour. A special coloured album, which is sold separately, has been designed to house all five coins.

**This coin is sold in a capsule inside a blue pouch. If purchased with an album no pouch will be supplied. If more than 14+ coins have been purchased, please note no pouches will be included and your coins will be dispatched in tubes.**

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Sea Turtles has existed for 120 million years. They have a soft bony shell, flipper-like limbs and spend an incredible 99% of their lives in the ocean. The green sea Turtle will grow about 120 cm in length and weighing around 135-160k, the name comes from the green fat found beneath its carapace.

The Green Sea Turtle will travel long distances between feeding grounds and hatching beaches, it’s estimated that 1,000 females nest annually on the protected beaches of British Indian Ocean Territory. This species is also listed as endangered. Sea Turtles are paramount to the many species whose survival is dependent on a healthy seagrass bed and coral reef.

Metal Coloured Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish 50p Coin
Diameter 27.30mm
Weight 8.00gms
Issue Limit 3,750

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