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GOLDEN FROG Bufo Periglenes World Of Frogs Silver Coin 2$ Palau 2014


Particular coin issued by the Republic of Palau in 2014 belonging to series: World of Frogs. It depicts the Golden Frog, classified as extinct species. In 2004 it has been inserted in IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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Golden Toad
The golden toad (Bufo periglenes), was a small true toad that was once abundant in a small region of high-altitude, cloud-covered tropical forests, about 4 square kilometres (1.5 sq mi) in area, north of the city of Monteverde, Costa Rica.
On 15 May 1989, a single male golden toad was found, but no sightings of B. periglenes have been reported since that time, so it is classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as an extinct species.
Its sudden extinction may have been caused by chytrid fungus and extensive habitat loss.

  • CountryPalau
  • Year2014
  • Face Value2 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)925/1000
  • Weight (g)15.57 (1/2 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)35
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)1.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
The coin reverse depicts a splendid typically coloured Golden Toad, by an enamelling technique that replicate the real colors, while in the background is represented the natural habitat of the frog. On left side the legend "World of Frogs" and the year of issue. The coin obverse depicts the Palau State Coat of Arms.