Tuvalu – 2010 – 1 Dollar – Sea Horse (PROOF)

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Features three real ?CRYSTALLIZED TM -Swarovski Elements?.


Metal: Silver .925

Weight: 25 g

Diameter: 38.61 mm

Quality: Proof

Mintage: 2’500 pcs.

Tuvalu is an island group located in the south western part of the Pacific Ocean and has been independent since 1978. Its national territory consists of nine islands. The atoll Funafuti is the capital. It is assumed that already 2000 years ago the colonisation on this 26 km2 area started.

The current population on the various atolls is approximately 12?200. The main economy branches are agriculture, fishing and seafaring. For the latter even a school especially for training sailors exists.

Tuvalu?s main problem is the global warming. The islands highest peak is merely 5 meters above sea level. Therefore one can seriously reckon that in the course of the 21st century Tuvalu will be completely flooded and will disappear. This coin series shows the beauty of this threatened island world.

Seahorses are very endangered not at least because of their use in chinese medicine. Asians believe that crushed seahorses have healing qualities and can also raise potency.