2016 Niue Silver SOS For The World They are Gone! (Tortoise)
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The fifth coin from the series "S.O.S. To The World They are Gone!" is devoted to the Pinta Island Tortoise. This series was created to show how significantly our day-to-day decisions can influence the natural environment.
Three decoration techniques: micro-printing, laser techniques and digital printing were used in the production of this coin.
- Contains .562 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Comes in a specially designed presentation case with a certificate of authenticity.
- Obverse: A profile portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse: In the center of the coin is an image of the Pinta Island Tortoise in relief. Below, there is a year in which the species became classified extinct and a map with a marked area of the species occurrence made with the use of laser technique.
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Pinta was the original home to Lonesome George, the most famous tortoise in the Galápagos Islands. He was the last known representative of the subspecies Chelonoidis nigra abingdonii which died out in 2012.
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