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RED SQUIRREL Over The World Black Swarovski Silver Coin 5$ Palau 2012


First coin issued by the Republic of Palau in 2012 belonging to new series: Squirrel's Over the World. It depicts the loving Red Squirrel enriched by a black Swarovski and features antique finish quality. This great collection is having an extremly high international request, thanks to the particular design full of details, the high quality and the very limited mintage.

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Squirrels are familiar to almost everyone. More than 200 squirrel species live all over the world, with the notable exception of Australia.
Squirrels are small rodents generally between 10 cm and 20 cm tall, although some species of squirrel like marmots and prairie dogs around the size of a small beaver.
There are around 50 species of flying squirrel found in tree tops worldwide. These flying squirrels cannot fly as such, but more jump and glide to their destination, with the flying squirrel able to use its shorter tail to help it balance.
Like other rodents, squirrels have four front teeth that never stop growing so they don't wear down from the constant gnawing. Tree squirrels are the types most commonly recognized, often seen gracefully scampering and leaping from branch to branch. Other species are ground squirrels that live in burrow or tunnel systems, where some hibernate during the winter season.
There are about six species of ground squirrel still found mainly in America with the exception of the African ground squirrel which resembles a small meerkat. Marmots and prairie dogs can grow to up to 60 cm in length and live for more than 20 years in captivity.
Ground squirrels eat nuts, leaves, roots, seeds, and other plants. They also catch and eat small animals, such as insects and caterpillars. These small mammals must always be wary of predators because they are tasty morsels with few natural defenses, save flight. Sometimes groups of ground squirrels work together to warn each other of approaching danger with a whistling call.

  • CountryPalau
  • Year2012
  • Face Value5 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)1.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
The coin reverse depicts a funny red sqirrel with a black Swarovski eye shaped. The squirrel is represented in his natural habitat on a tree. On the right side the inscription "Red Squirrel" and on the left the year of issue. The coin obverse depicts the Palau State Coat of Arms.