Porcupine Fish 2019 Cupro Nickel Coin

Porcupine Fish 2019 Cupro Nickel Coin
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 Porcupine Fish 2019 Cupro Nickel CoinPorcupine Fish 2019 Cupro Nickel Coin 
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Product Code:  L4469400B
Brand:  Pobjoy Mint Limited

Shipping Weight:  79g

Key Features

  • Featuring an inflated Porcupine fish with its spines extended!
  • Issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands
  • Struck in Uncirculated Cupro-nickel and limited to 10,000
  • Available in a plush presentation case
Secured by Thawte

The tropical waters around the British Virgin Islands are home to a profusion of marine wildlife and the underwater world in this area is a magical place. There are over 400 fish around the British Virgin Islands and it is one of these - the Porcupine Fish - that features on the new coin that is being released on behalf of the British Virgin Islands Government.

The Porcupine fish can be found in shallow temperate and tropical seas worldwide.  This particular fish has the ability to inflate its body by swallowing water or air, making it appear much rounder.  This increase in size then reduces the number of potential predators.  This amazing fish then has a second defence where sharp spines radiate outwards when their bodies are inflated.  The Porcupine fish is mentioned by Charles Darwin in his book The Voyage of the Beagle.  He particularly noted how the fish can swim quite well when inflated, although this did mean that they swim upside down due the increased buoyancy.

The design on the coin features an inflated Porcupine fish with its spines extended in the tropical waters.  The obverse of the coin features the exclusive Pobjoy Mint effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Denomination $1
Metal Cupro-nickel
Size 38.60mm
Weight 28.28gms
Quality Uncirculated
Mintage 10,000

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