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MELANOSTOMIAS BISERIATUS Deep Sea Fish Silver Coin 2$ Pitcairn Islands 2011


Creatures from the deep which most people will never see in real life. A coin series which might scare many people. Deep sea fish is a term for fish that live below the photic zone of the ocean. The third release marks the Melanostomias Biseriatus, struck of sterling silver in proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Pitcairn Islands.

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Melanostomias Biseriatus
Body moderately long, its depth less than 10 times into SL. Head with short, blunt, ronded snout; lower jaw not longer than upper jaw, not curved strongly upward. Pectoral fin with 5–6 rays, all about equal in length, unbranched distally, and without lumps of luminous tissue; pelvic fins low on body, their insertaion close together near mid-ventral line; bases of dorsal and anal fins about equally long, their origins appraximately opposed; no dorsal adipose fin. Photophores in ventral row between pectoral- and pelvic-fin inseration (PV) 26–29; no pale loop or line on flank; postorbital photophore large, as long as width of eye and approximately triangular in shape; no anterior orbital photophore. No Large patches of luminescent tissue behind eye.

  • CountryPitcairn Islands
  • Year2011
  • 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)No
The coin’s reverse portrays a coloured representation of a Melanostomias Biseriatus with the inscription "Deep Sea Fish", name of the series. The reverse of each coin includes the Ian-Rank Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the year-date appears on the obverse of each coin.