The 2017 Hummingbird Cupro Nickel Coin

The 2017 Hummingbird Cupro Nickel Coin
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 The 2017 Hummingbird Cupro Nickel CoinThe 2017 Hummingbird Cupro Nickel Coin 
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Code:  L4463900
Brand:  Pobjoy Mint Limited

Shipping Weight:  29g

Key Features

  • Issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands
  • Struck in uncirculated cupro-nickel
  • Available in a plush presentation case
  • Limited issue of 10,000
  • Features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exclusively by Pobjoy Mint
Secured by Thawte

Hummingbirds are a diverse family of 320 types and they can mostly be discovered throughout the Americas. The tiniest of all is the small 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 particular hum made by their fast wing beats which flap at high frequencies audible to human beings. They can fly at speeds going beyond 15 meters per second and they can likewise fly backwards, and are the only group of birds able to do so.

Hummingbirds have the greatest metabolism of any homeothermic animal. To save energy when food is scarce, and nightly when not foraging, they go into torpor, a state just like hibernation, slowing metabolic rate to 1/15th of its normal rate.

Remarkably, they have long life-spans for animals with such quick metabolisms. Though many die in their first year of life, particularly in the susceptible period in between hatching and fledging, those that endure might live a decade or more. Amongst the better-known species, the average life expectancy is probably 3 to 5 years.

Denomination$1
MetalCupro-nickel
Size38.60mm
Weight28.28gms
QualityUncirculated
Mintage10,000

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great quality excellent service
Wednesday, 8 March 2017  | 

The clarity on this coin is exceptional, I also bought the case. Service is always excellent and arrives well before expected date. Recommend seller and will definitely buy from them again

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