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GREEN SEA TURTLE Endangered Extinct Silver Proof Coin 1$ Tuvalu 2014


The 2014 issue of the the Perth Mint's Endangered and Extinct Series, the fourth issue in the Endangered and Extinct series features the captivating Green Turtle. This spellbinding 999 silver 1oz Proof is sure to be a sell out, just like its predecessor!

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Green Turtle
The green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), also known as the green turtle, black (sea) turtle, or Pacific green turtle, is a large sea turtle of the family Cheloniidae. Its range extends throughout tropical and subtropical seas around the world, with two distinct populations in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Like other sea turtles, green sea turtles migrate long distances between feeding grounds and hatching beaches. Many islands worldwide are known as Turtle Island due to green sea turtles nesting on their beaches.
C. mydas is listed as endangered by the IUCN and CITES and is protected from exploitation in most countries. It is illegal to collect, harm or kill them. In addition, many countries have laws and ordinances to protect nesting areas. However, turtles are still in danger because of several human practices. In some countries, turtles and their eggs are hunted for food. Pollution indirectly harms turtles at both population and individual scales. Many turtles die caught in fishing nets. Also, real estate development often causes habitat loss by eliminating nesting beaches.

  • CountryTuvalu
  • Year2014
  • Face Value1 Dollar
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40.6
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)5.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
The coin features an exquisite Green Turtle in a vibrant rainbow of colours as it swims near the surface of the water, with the seabed and the horizon visible in the background. The coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, the 2014 year-date and the coin’s weight and fineness appear on its obverse. The coin is housed in black presentation case and illustrated shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.