Palau – 2015 – 5 Dollars – Pearl Rainbow of the Sea (including box) (PROOF)
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Available at the end of April 2015, delivery after issue date.
Metal: .999 Silver
Weight: 1 oz
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Mintage: 2’500 pcs
Haliotis tuberculata or the green ormer is a maritime snail species which is mainly
found in the Mediterranean but also in the Eastern Atlantic. This sea dweller is
often mistaken for a mussel because of its shape as well as its ability to create
pearls just like a mussel does.
The muscular foot with which the animal clings onto the ground is considered a
delicacy in many countries. For this reason the marine snail is an endangered species
and regionally protected in various ways.