Dendrogyra cylindricus


This coin is part of series Coral Protection



Corals are marine organisms in class Anthozoa of phylum Cnidaria typically living in compact colonies of many identical individual "polyps". The group includes the important reef builders that inhabit tropical oceans, which secrete calcium carbonate to form a hard skeleton. Pillar corals (Dendrogyra cylindricus) are a type of hard coral which live in the western Atlantic Ocean. They are one of the digitate corals which resemble fingers, or a cluster of cigars, growing up from the sea floor, but without any secondary branching.Pillar corals can grow to be up to 2.5 m (8 ft) tall. They can grow on both flat and sloping sea floors at a depth of between 1 and 20 m (65 ft). They are one of the few types of hard coral whose polyps can commonly be seen feeding during the day. The coins in this series each depicting a different kind of coral. A coral reef at the background in detailed relief and a colorfull image of the coral in the front. A series of coins depicting what has long been..... but maybe will not survive the future as the corals are highly endangered.


Key Selling Points:
First series dedicated to coral protection
Partly colored
Colorful box included
More issues to be announced soon
Rare low mintage, expected sell will occur fast!

Specifications
Art.-No TV1101 Metal Silver
Country Tuvalu Fineness .925
Year 2011 Weight oz
Face Value 1 Dollar Diameter 35 mm
Quality PROOF Mintage 1'000 pcs
Special Features Partly colored
Scope of Delivery Capsule, color box and numbered certificate.
Availability Issued

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This coin is part of the Coral Protection series.
The following coins are already issued in this series:

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