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Tristan Da Cunha Nightingale Island
2011 Twenty Five Pence Legal Tender Bimetallic Commemorative Coin Uncirculated
Comes In Sealed Plastic Bag From Mint
Great addition for your world commemorative coin and/or fish collection!
This coin shows 2 Mahi Mahi, “Nightingale Island,” and “TWENTY FIVE PENCE” on the front.
Queen Elizabeth II, “Tristan da Cunha,” and “2011” are on the back.
Twenty Five Pence legal tender coin from Tristan da Cunha.
This 25 mm diameter coin is about the same size as USA quarter (24.26 mm in diameter). This 25 mm diameter coin is larger than USA nickel (21.21 mm in diameter), USA penny (19.05 mm in diameter) and USA dime (17.91 mm in diameter).
Edge is smooth.
What is Mahi-Mahi? AKA Blue Water Beauties Dolphin (Coryphaena hippurus).
The Hawaiian word mahi means “strong” and mahi mahi is literally “strong-strong,” meaning very strong. Mahi-Mahi, also known as dolphin fish, is just that, a fish, and those who’ve hunted these line rippers each spring and summer, understand very well the meaning of the name Mahi-Mahi. When deep sea fishing for Mahi-Mahi, the fun is fast and furious. So if you want to fish for Mahi-Mahi, you’ll have to hook up, hang on and hold tight. You’re in for the fight of your life.
These fast-growing fish live no more that five years. They can reach speeds of up to 50 knots and when on the run light up with their electric hues of blue, yellow and green like free-swimming neon signs. Mahi-Mahi feed on flying fish and squid. You’ll find them lurking beneath weedlines or any floating debris that will hold bait.
Commonly weighing in up to 30 pounds, Mahi-Mahi is also good table fare in Tristan da Cunha. Occasionally, anglers will come a cross a real brute, a.k.a. bull dolphin, like the 87 pounder caught off Costa Rica in 1976.
Mahi-Mahi are known to frequent the waters near Tristan da Cunha.
For these reasons, Tristan da Cunha decided to commemorate the Mahi-Mahi on this coin.
Nightingale Island is an active volcanic island that is part of the Tristan da Cunha group. Though it has no permanent inhabitants, Tristan da Cunha has issued a series of wildlife commemorative coins in honor of the island.
This listing is for one coin only – the Mahi-Mahi coin.
Tristan da Cunha, colloquially Tristan, is both a remote group of volcanic islands in the south Atlantic Ocean and the main island of that group. It is the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world, 2,000 kilometres (1,200 miles) from the nearest inhabited land, Saint Helena, and 2,400 kilometers (1,500 miles) from the nearest continental land, South Africa. It is 3,360 kilometres (2,090 miles) from South America. The territory consists of the main island, Tristan da Cunha, which has a north–south length of 11.27 kilometres (7.00 miles) and an area of 98 square kilometres (38 sq mile), and the smaller, uninhabited Nightingale Island and the wildlife reserves of Inaccessible and Gough islands. As of January 2017, the main island has 262 permanent inhabitants. Edinburgh of the Seven Seas is the only major settlement of Tristan da Cunha, and contains a small port, the Administrator’s residence, and the post office. The other islands are uninhabited, except for the personnel of a weather station on Gough Island.
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