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

Product Code: L4C74803

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Coin Highlights

  • 2019 Uncirculated Coloured Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish 50p Coin
  • 2nd issue of the NEW British Indian Ocean Territory Turtle Series
  • Issued on behalf of the 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

Please note that orders will be dispatched from Monday 16th September 2019 onwards in chronological order **Pre-order

Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the World's Second British Indian Ocean Territory 50p Coin, featuring the Hawksbill Turtle. 

The Hawksbill Sea Turtle gets its name from its narrow, elongated head that tapers sharply to a v-shaped lower jaw. It is one of the smallest species of marine turtles, measuring 75-90cm in length and weighing around 70kg, with Indian Ocean Turtles tending to be smaller than those living in the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans. Diego Garcia in the British Indian Ocean Territory plays host to 1,000 nesting females each year, helping to try and protect this critically endangered species.

The design on the coin features a sleepy-looking Hawksbill Turtle swimming in the ocean. The obverse of the coin features the Pobjoy Mint exclusive effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The coin is available in Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish with the Hawksbill Turtle portrayed in coloured. A special colour 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 have 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.

Hawksbill turtles are generalist predators that forage on reefs for their favourite food, sponges, as well as a variety of other invertebrates that they find. Some of the sponges and small animals that the hawksbill turtles consume are toxic. Fortunately, their body fat can absorb the toxins without making the turtle ill, but their meat is potentially poisonous to humans. Unlike other sea turtle species, which may cross entire ocean basins several times throughout their lifetime, hawksbill turtles may have home reefs (and even favourite hiding places on the reef) where they spend much of their adult lives. 

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

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