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MARINE LIFE Commemorative Discovery Of Nature 4 Silver Proof Coin Set 3000 Riels Cambodia 2014


To celebrate the beauty of the marine life in Singapore, The Singapore Mint presents the inaugural 2014 Marine Life Commemorative Coin Set, issued by the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC). Presented in a unique coin shape that showcases the rich marine biodiversity of Singapore, this 4 coin set is the first issue of the "Discovery of Nature" coin series. Mintage of 3.000 pcs worldwide.

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Rosy fiddler crab (Uca rosea)

A locally endangered species found only in back mangroves, where the mud is firmer. This crab is small with a squarish body, and has a short and stout enlarged pincer. The palm is red, pink or purplish and the fingers are white. The male fiddler crab is characterised by its large pincer. It is highly endangered in Singapore with most of the back mangroves lost at a rapid rate.

Knobbly sea star (Protoreaster nodosus)

It is found in coral rubble or among sea grasses and may grow to a diameter of 35 cm. It varies in colour and shade and may be red, orange or brown, with a single row of knobs along the upper side of the arms. While its appearance may seem frightening, the Knobbly sea star is not venomous. It is endangered as it is often harvested for live aquarium trade.

Estuarine seahorse (Hippocampus kuda)

This seahorse hardly looks like a fish, but is actually a relative of the Pipefish. Unlike most fish that lay eggs, the seahorse is special, as the male gets „pregnant‟. After mating, the female lays her eggs in a special pouch on the male‟s belly for safekeeping. When the eggs are ready to hatch, the male seahorse „gives birth‟ by pushing the young out of his pouch. The seahorse is extremely vulnerable and endangered, due to destruction of its habitats and increase in its usage for traditional Chinese medicine.

Blue ring angelfish (Pomacanthus annularis)

A recent new discovery in Singapore, the blue ring angelfish is commonly found in coral reefs. Adults have a distinctly white tail and blue diagonal stripes; juveniles have alternating iridescent light blue and dark stripes. The fish undergoes many changes in colour, from dark blue in its youth to orange with a tinge of violet in its adulthood.

  • CountryCambodia
  • Year2014
  • Face Value3000 Riels
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)62.2 (2 oz)
  • Size (mm)24 x 128
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)3.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
  • Set (pcs)4
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Each of the coins is shaped in a unique “wave-like” effect, emulating the habitats where the animals live. To create a more vivid and realistic depiction of the animals, tasteful coloured elements have been carefully infused onto the coins. The 4 coins packed in a wave-shaped capsule form a seamless scenery of the seashores to the deep waters, with each coin featuring a rimless effect. This creates a remarkable illusion in which the marine animals are seen coming alive and emerging from the coins. This is a further testament to the coin minting technology which requires exceptional precision in minting. Enjoy a captivating story of the seas as told by putting all four coins together, which form a structure symbolising “giant sea waves” that carry you from the muddy sea shores, all the way to the deep sea waters.