GREEN SEA TURTLE WWF World Wildlife Fund Coin 100 Shillings Tanzania 2016

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The successful series Officially licensed by WWF, continues with another set depicting charismatic, endangered species and ecosystems. Sixth in line is the Green Sea Turtle, an endangered species. The coin is Silver-plated and has an impressive coloration. Limited mintage to 5.000 worldwide!

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Specifications
Country Tanzania
Year 2016
Face Value 100 Shillings
Metal Cupronickel - Silver
Weight (g) 25
Diameter (mm) 38.61
Quality Prooflike
Mintage (pcs) 5.000
Certificate (COA) No
Presentation case (box) No
 
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WWF and the Green Sea Turtle
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization founded on April 29, 1961, and is working on issues regarding the conservation, research and restoration of the environment. It was formerly named the World Wildlife Fund, which remains its official name in Canada and the United States. It is the world's largest conservation organization with over 5 million supporters worldwide, working in more than 100 countries, supporting around 1,300 conservation and environmental projects. WWF is a foundation, in 2010 deriving 57% of funding from individuals and bequests, 17% from government sources (such as the World Bank, DFID, USAID) and 11% from corporations.

The green turtle is a large, weighty sea turtle with a wide, smooth carapace, or shell. It inhabits tropical and subtropical coastal waters around the world and has been observed clambering onto land to sunbathe. It is named not for the color of its shell, which is normally brown or olive depending on its habitat, but for the greenish color of its skin. There are two types of green turtles—scientists are currently debating whether they are subspecies or separate species—including the Atlantic green turtle, normally found off the shores of Europe and North America, and the Eastern Pacific green turtle, which has been found in coastal waters from Alaska to Chile

 
Design

The coin's reverse depicts a Green Sea Turtle gracefully floating over a coral reef populated by an array of tropical fish. On bottom of the coin, the inscription: "Chelonia Mydas" and the logo of WWF organization. On left side of the reverse, the issue date - 2016. On the coin's obverse the Coat of Arms of Tanzania and the face value – “100 Shillings”.

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