50 Pence - Elizabeth II Hawksbill Turtle

50 Pence - Elizabeth II (Hawksbill Turtle) -  obverse50 Pence - Elizabeth II (Hawksbill Turtle) -  reverse

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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# 179175
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 33
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 Hawksbill Turtle.

Lettering:
HAWKSBILL TURTLE
DA
FIFTY PENCE

Edge

Plain

Mint

PM Pobjoy Mint, Surrey, United Kingdom

Comments

British Indian Ocean Territory Turtles:



The Hawksbill Sea Turtle gets its name from its narrow, elongated head that tapers sharply to a v-shaped lower jaw. It is one of the smallest species of marine turtles, measuring 75-90cm in length and weighing around 70kg, with Indian Ocean Turtles tending to be smaller than those living in the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans. Diego Garcia in the British Indian Ocean Territory plays host to 1,000 nesting females each year, helping to try and protect this critically endangered species.

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

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