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BLACK JELLYFISH Chrysaora Achlyos Silver Coin 2$ Pitcairn Islands 2011


The third release from "Jellyfish" series, marks the Chrysaora achlyos also knows as black jellyfish due to its dark coloration, 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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Chrysaora Achlyos Jellyfish
The black sea nettle (Chrysaora achlyos), sometimes informally known as the "black jellyfish" due to its dark coloration, is a species of jellyfish that can be found in the waters of the Pacific Ocean.
Its range is thought to be from Monterey Bay in the north, down to southern Baja California and Mexico, though there are reports of sightings as far north as British Columbia.
It is a giant jellyfish, with its bell measuring up to 1 m (3 ft) in size, and its oral arms extending up to 6 m (20 ft) in length. Despite its size and occasional proximity to Pacific coastal cities, the Black sea nettle was only recognized and scientifically described as a separate species in 1997, though misidentified pictures of the jellyfish had been taken in 1925.
It has the scientific distinction of being the largest invertebrate discovered in the twentieth century.

  • 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 black sea nettle (Chrysaora Achlyos)) with the inscription "Jellyfish", 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.