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2019 British Indian Ocean Territory Cupro-Nickel Green Turtle

2019 British Indian Ocean Territory Cupro-Nickel Green Turtle

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Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of the first coin in a stunning new 50 pence series of five coins featuring the Turtles of the British Indian Ocean Territory. The first coin in the series of five coins features the Green Turtle.

Coin Highlights:
  • Mintage of only 3,750 coins.
  • Comes in protective plastic.
  • Obverse: Displays an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exclusive to Pobjoy Mint.
  • Reverse: Features a Green Turtle swimming in the ocean.
  • Guaranteed by the British government.

This coin is a fantastic addition to any numismatic collection. Add this 2019 British Indian Ocean Territory Cupro-Nickel Green Turtle coin to your cart today!

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.

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 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.

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