Parrotfish - 2021 Bi-Colour Green and Blue Titanium Coin - BIOT
- 2021 .990 Bi-Colour Green and Blue Titanium Coin
- Issued on Behalf of British Indian Ocean Territory
- Issue Limit: 5,000
- Presented in a unique presentation box with certificate of authenticity
- Also Available in Unc. Cupro Nickel
- Polished finish features on the Plunderfish and coral
We are thrilled to announce the release of a brand new bi-colour titanium coin on behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory featuring the colourful Parrotfish.
The coin features three parrotfish amongst the corals in tropical waters highlighted in green titanium within a blue titanium background.
The Parrotfish can be found in relatively shallow tropical and subtropical oceans with the group displaying the largest species richness in the Indo-Pacific. The arrangement of their teeth is highly unusual - arranged on the external surface of their jaw bones forming a parrot-like beak which gives them their name. This is not the only unusual characteristic of this particularly species as they start their life as females but then change into males during their lifespan.
The clear waters of the coral reefs of the British Indian Ocean Territory provide the perfect habitat for a wide range of fish including the Parrotfish.
For many species, their bright colours can serve two purposes – to attract attention from a potential mate or to deter a rival from entering their territory. At the same time, the extraordinary patterns can distract or confuse predators. Due to the difficulty of striking Titanium coins and the fact that Titanium reacts differently with every strike, each parrotfish coin is technically different from all others.
There is also a lined effect that is present on the coins which is unique to this metal. The obverse of the coin features the exclusive Pobjoy Mint effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The coin is also available in Cupro Nickel.
|Government||British Indian Ocean Territory|
|Coin Effect||Fifty Pence|
|Metal||Green and Blue .990 Titanium|
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UPDATE 01/09/21 FOR BRAZIL AND PERU: delivering to Brazil and Peru is temporarily enabled but with restrictions. Due to covid19 local postal services are having issues delivering to certain locations within these two countries and some parcels are getting lost. We are working towards finding a solution but in the meantime, we cannot guarantee safe delivery, the purchase is at buyer's discretion.
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