50 Pence - Elizabeth II Green Turtle

Features

Issuer British Indian Ocean Territory
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2019
Value 50 Pence
0.50 GBP = USD 0.61
Currency Pound sterling (2008-date)
Composition Copper-nickel (Diamond Finish)
Weight 8 g
Diameter 27.3 mm
Thickness 1.78 mm
Shape Equilateral curve heptagon (7-sided)
Technique Milled, coloured
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 176978
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 32
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Series: Turtles

Obverse

Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, legend around with date.

Lettering: ELIZABETH II 2019 · BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY

Reverse

Colourized picture of a Green Turtle.

Lettering:
GREEN TURTLE
DA
FIFTY PENCE

Edge

Plain

Mint

PM Pobjoy Mint, Surrey, United Kingdom

Comments

British Indian Ocean Territory Turtles:



The Green Sea Turtle will travel long distances between feeding grounds and hatching beaches, it’s estimated that 1,000 females nest annually on the protected beaches of the British Indian Ocean Territory. This species is also listed as endangered. Sea Turtles are paramount to the many species whose survival is dependent on a healthy seagrass bed and coral reef.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2019 PM 3 750 $ 16 DA die mark

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