CHARLES DARWIN 200th Anniversary Silver Coin 1$ Tuvalu 2009

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Born 200 years ago in 1809, Charles Robert Darwin is celebrated as one of the greatest and most innovative scientists who ever lived. Circumnavigating the globe aboard "HMS Beagle" between 1831 and 1836, Darwin’s amassed a large number of natural specimens that led to his remarkable explanation for the incredible variety of living things – that evolution is driven by natural selection.

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Country Tuvalu
Year 2009
Face Value 1 Dollar
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) .999
Weight (g) 31.1 (1 oz)
Diameter (mm) 40.6
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 5.000
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
Weight range 1 oz - less than 2 oz
Marking Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday and coinciding with the 150 the anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species in 1859, this commemorative coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality. The coin’s reverse depicts a coloured portrait of Darwin at the age of 30 and an image of him in his 60s. As well as HMS Beagle, the design also portrays Darwin’s signature and the inscription CHARLES DARWIN 200TH BIRTHDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2009. The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark also appears on the reverse. The coin, which is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, portrays the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.