Coin "Galapagos Giant Turtle"

Галапагосская гигантская черепаха

Name Galapagos Giant Turtle
Presented by MDM Muenzhandelsgesellschaft (Germany)
Nominal value 10 Dollars (Samoa)
Metal Silver 925
Weight 28,28
Diameter 38,61
Mintage 2009
Production quality Proof, Galapagos Giant Turtle with gold plating
Description of obverse and reverse Obverse: Coat of Arms and face value. Reverse: Galapagos Giant Turtle. On the geologically new Galapagos Islands Darwin looked for evidence attaching wildlife to an older "centre of creation". He heard that slight variations in the shape of tortoise shells showed which island they came from, but failed to collect them, even after eating tortoises taken on board as food. The Galapagos tortoise or Galapagos giant tortoise (Geochelone nigra) is the largest living tortoise, native to seven islands of the Galapagos archipelago.
Designer MDM Muenzhandelsgesellschaft (Germany)
Producer B.H. Mayer’s Kunstpraegeanstalt (Germany)

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