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Tristan Da Cunha Nightingale Island
2011 5 Pence Legal Tender Copper-Nickel Commemorative Coin Uncirculated
Comes In Sealed Plastic Bag From Mint
Great addition for your world commemorative coin and/or octopus collection!
This coin shows an Octopus, “Nightingale Island,” and “FIVE PENCE” on the front.
Queen Elizabeth II, “Tristan da Cunha,” and “2011” are on the back.
Five Pence legal tender coin from Tristan da Cunha.
This 16 mm diameter coin is a smaller than USA penny (19.05 mm in diameter) and smaller than USA dime (17.91 mm in diameter).
Edge is smooth.
Unprotected sea bathing around the Tristan Islands is not advised due to the presence of octopuses!!! Octopuses lurk in rock-pools along Tristan beaches. Before the island swimming pool was built children were only allowed to swim in rock pools at Runaway Beach, which, though safe from shark attacks, always faced the threat of octopus. Locally known as Cat Fish, octopuses are found from tidal pools to 100 meters deep. Some have tentacles 1 meter long and thrive on a diet that includes the plentiful crayfish. Octopus is a worldwide species common around all the Tristan Islands.
The legs of octopuses provide a prized fishing bait and octopus have been caught commercially in Tristan da Cunha in the past.
For these reasons, Tristan da Cunha decided to commemorate the octopus 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 blue shark 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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