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

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This attractive coin is the fourth coin in the new series ”Red Sea Marine Life” and features an image of beautiful Squirrelfish, a colorful creature of the sea and a genus of 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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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 longspine squirrelfish is a beautiful, brightly coloured species. The body accentuates its charming silvery-red, irregular, thorny scales and its golden orange stripes from head to tail. They have a streamlined body with a distinctive dorsal fin jutting up at the rear end, with a white spot located at the top of each dorsal spine. The longspine squirrelfish usually ranges from 12-25cm in length. This species has a relatively large eye. There are no clear distinctions between male and female longspine squirrelfish. They are distributed along the south-eastern coast of the United States to northern South America and Brazil. They inhabit shallow coral reefs in the Caribbean for example Trinidad and Tobago and Bermuda.


The reverse of the coin depicts a marine Squirrelfish, with a beautifully colored body, with white and red stripes, it moves from crevice to crevice in search of food. 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 bottom of the coin, the inscriptions: “Squirrelfish” – the name of the coin, the weight and the fineness of Silver: “1 Oz .999 Silver” and in the right side, the logo of the mint. The obverse of the coin depicts the Palau State Coat of Arms and the face value: “5 Dollars”.