Seahorse Hippocampus - Prism

Silver coin from Palau
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Seahorse Hippocampus - Prism

Silver coin from Palau
  • Item Number:
    22520
  • Material:
    Silver
  • Purity:
    .925
  • Quality:
    Proof
  • Net Weight:
    25 g
  • Diameter (mm):
    38.61
  • Issuing country:
    Palau
  • Year:
    2007
  • Package Content:
    Coin in plastic capsule, box and coin certificate
  • Design / Mint:
    CIT Coin Invest Trust AG / B.H. Mayer
  • Coin Value:
    5 Dollars
  • Max. Mintage:
    2500
Buy now
  • 55.70 USD
In stock
VAT is not included in the price.

Delivery options for USA

  • Economy: 5.80 USD
  • Priority: 13.60 USD
USA: Delivery time 10 days. 14 days return right. Payment options: Paypal or Banktransfer. For other countries please select the country above.
This silver coin showcases Coin Invest Trust’s (CIT) prism technology, creating a dazzling visual effect on the seahorse.
From the 2007 Wildlife of the Pacific collection featuring a starfish, a nautilus and a seahorse, this limited edition issue by the Republic of Palau features a prismatic image of the seahorse in a stunning display of green.

Hippocampus is the latin name for the seahorse and means “Horse Caterpillar”. These creatures belong to the pipefish family and live in shallow weedy areas in the world’s oceans. Seahorses are fish but do not have scales or caudal fins. Instead, they have a prehensile tail which they use to grasp onto weeds so they don’t get swept away by strong currents. They are poor swimmers but have good eyesight, with eyes that can look forwards and backwards independently of each other. The male is the only kind in the animal kingdom that gives birth to its young. Eggs are fertilised in the pouch and can vary in number from fifty to over a thousand, depending on the species. Only a few fry survive to adulthood due to predators and strong ocean currents.

There are about 54 species of seahorses but their populations worldwide are under threat. This coin release by the Pacific islands of Palau is a reminder of another delicate wildlife species that needs to be protected.