Fighting Fish Shades Of Nature Silver Coin 5$ Cook Islands 2016
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Fighting Fish Shades Of Nature Silver Coin 5$ Cook Islands 2016:
Specifications Country:Cook IslandsYear:2016Face value:5 DollarsMetal:Silver 999/1000Weight (g):25Diameter (mm):38.61Quality:ProofMintage (pcs):2.000Certificate COA:YesBox:Yes
FIGHTING FISH Shades of Nature Silver Coin 5$ Cook Islands 2016
Description & Design
This Silver coin is the third issue in the series “Shades of Nature” and features the Siamese fighting fish, a species in the Gourami family which is popular as an aquarium fish. The laser technology and Smartminting technology creates intricate details and ultra high reliefs. The coin is partially gold plated and becomes an example of micro-minting. Limited mintage to only 2.000 pcs worldwide!
The coin reverse depicts a dual-color image of a high detailed Fighting Fish. The silver coin is created in laser micro minting technology. Laser technology has become an indispensable tool in numerous branches of industry and is ideally suited to create intricate detail and matt finish on metal surfaces. We strikingly demonstrate the possibilities of laser surface refinement on our newest release – the Shades of Nature Fighting Fish. This coin is partially Gold plated. On the top of the reverse, the inscription: “Shades of Nature ‘16”. The coin obverse depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Elizabeth II, the face value – 5 Dollars and the country – Cook Islands.
Background & History
The Fighting Fish
The Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens), also sometimes colloquially known as the Betta, is a species in the Gourami family which is popular as an aquarium fish. They are called pla-kad (biting fish) in Thai or trey krem in Khmer. They are a highly aggressive fish and it is unwise to house two males together - and even the females may kill each other. These species are native to the Mekong basin of Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand. The fish can be found in vast standing waters of canals, rice paddies and floodplains. In January 2014 a large population of the fish was discovered in the Adelaide River Floodplain in the Northern Territory, Australia. As an invasive species they pose a threat to native fish, frogs and other wildlife in the wetlands.