2017 Green Titanium Hummingbird Coin

Wednesday, 28 December 2016  |  Gareth

Hummingbirds are a diverse family of 320 types and they can primarily be found throughout the Americas. The smallest of all is the tiny bee hummingbird, Mellisuga helenae, weighing less than 2.5 grams. They are amongst the world’s smallest bird species measuring 3 to 5 inches.

Their English name originates from the characteristic hum made by their fast wing beats which flap at high frequencies audible to people. They can fly at speeds surpassing 15 miles per second and they can also fly backwards, and are the only group of birds able to do so.

This sensational coin has actually been produced in Green Titanium to imitate the colouring of the Green-throated Carib, which is one of the hummingbird types that can be commonly discovered in the British Virgin Islands.

Due to the difficulty striking Titanium coins and that Titanium responds in a different way with every strike, each hummingbird coin is technically different from all others. There is also a lined effect that is present on the coins which is special to this metal.

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