Falkland Islands Crab 2018 Burnt Orange Titanium Coin
Thursday, 30 August 2018 | Gareth
Crabs are short-tailed crustacean's that can be found across the globe in all oceans and even in fresh water and on land, they come from the same family as other decapods like the crayfish, lobster and shrimp. The Falkland Islands are home to some of the most fascinating species of crab from the commonly known "hairy crab" that is usually found in sub-Antarctic waters at around 120 meters deep, to the more dangerous Halicarcinus Planatus.
The design on the coin features a marine crab on the seabed with its legs in full display. As Titanium reacts differently with every strike, each Crab coin is technically different and varies slightly in colour. There is also a lined effect that is present on the coins which is unique to this metal. The obverse features the Pobjoy exclusive effigy design of HM Queen Elizabeth II in exceptional detail.