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Preserve Planet Earth
1996 $1 Legal Tender Copper-Nickel Commemorative Coin Uncirculated
Eritrea is an Eastern African country, north of Djibouti and Ethiopia, west of the Red Sea, and east of the Sudan. Eritrea gained its independence from Ethiopia in 1991 after a 30 year war. Due to the war and persistent drought, its rich species diversity has diminished and many of its animals are endangered species.
The design on this coin features a lanner falcon with the inscription “PRESERVE PLANET EARTH” in the surround. The falcon is sitting on a rock with two younglings nearby. A falcon in flight is in the top left of the background.
The lanner falcon is a handsome and powerful bird of prey, with grey-brown to slaty upper parts, a creamy-white throat and underparts, sometimes with dark spots or striping, and a characteristic reddish-brown crown on the head, which helps to distinguish it from the smaller peregrine falcon. This medium-sized bird breeds in Africa, southeast Europe and just into Asia. It is mainly resident, but some birds disperse more widely after the breeding season.
The back of the coin carries an image of an Eritrea coastal scene including the beach, the Red Sea, a camel, a palm tree, and a sailboat.
The diameter of this finely struck and detailed coin is 38.60 mm and it weighs 28.20 gms.
This coin (38.60 mm in diameter) is much larger than both USA quarter (24.26 mm in diameter) and USA half dollar (30.61 mm in diameter).
Beautiful reeded edge.
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This Falcon Eritrea Coin makes a great addition for your coin or bird collection or to start a coin collection for your child/grandchild!
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