LIONFISH Red Sea Marine Life 1 Oz Silver Coin 5$ Palau 2016

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This attractive coin is the second coin in the new series ”Red Sea Marine Life” and features an image of beautiful Lionfish, a colorful creature of the sea and a genus of venomous marine fish. The coin has an impressive coloration, a Proof quality and will be shipped in an attractive case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 5.000 pieces worldwide.

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Specifications
Country Palau
Year 2016
Face Value 5 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 31.1 (1 oz)
Diameter (mm) 38.61
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 5.000
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
 
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The Lionfish
Lionfish is a type of marine fish. It is also known as dragon fish, scorpion fish, tiger fish and turkey fish due to characteristic appearance. There are 10 different species of lionfish that are native to the Pacific Ocean. Lionfish appeared recently on the eastern coast of the United States after they managed to escape from the private aquariums. Lionfish in North America are regarded as invasive animals because they do not have natural enemies and they easily eliminate native species when competing for space and food. Lionfish live near the coral reefs and in the rock crevices. These fish are highly adaptable, they have high reproduction rate and their number in the wild is large and stable. Lionfish is not on the list of endangered species. Lionfish are famous by their beautifully colored bodies, covered with red, white, orange, black or brown stripes (it depends on the species). Stripes are arranged in zebra-like pattern.

 
Design

The reverse of the coin depicts a marine Lionfish, with a beautifully colored body, venomous spines and unique tentacles. In this image, the fish is swimming above the gorgeous green corals. On the top of the coin, the inscriptions: “Red Sea Marine Life” – the name of the series and “2016” – the issue year. On the left side of the coin, the inscriptions: “Lionfish” – the name of the coin, the weight and the fineness of Silver: “1 Oz .999 Silver” and the logo of the mint. The obverse of the coin depicts the Palau State Coat of Arms and the face value: “5 Dollars”.

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