Friday, February 22, 2008

Marine and Reptilia Coins 2007

MARINE AND REPTILIA COINS 2007


1. GreenTurtle are easily recognised by their olive brown or dark brown shells. The carapace varies in colour but the underside is always white. It feeds mainly on sea grass and seaweed. The nesting season is between April and September and each turtle can lay between 100 to 140 eggs per nesting.

Technical Specification
Type: Nordic Gold
Coin Composition: Cu89 Zn5 Al5 Sn1
Diameter (mm) : 34.00
Weight (g) : 15.5
Thickness (mm) : 2.4 Approved
Mintage : 40,000 pieces
Face Value : 25 Sen


2. A hawksbill turtle is easily identified by its hawk-like beak. The surface of its shell consists of dark brown overlapping scales. This turtle dwells in shallow waters with coral reef. It feeds on corals and sponges.

Technical Specification
Type: Nordic Gold
Coin Composition: Cu89 Zn5 Al5 Sn1
Diameter (mm) : 34.00
Weight (g) : 15.5
Thickness (mm) : 2.4 Approved
Mintage : 40,000 pieces
Face Value : 25 Sen

3. The Bottlenose dolphin has a rather stout, short snout (approximately 75 mm long) with a sloping forehead and a projecting lower jaw. This dolphin has a high, falcate dorsal fin which is located near the middle of the back. It also has a broad base and rounded tip pectoral fin; upperparts plumbeous gray, sides pale gray and a belly white.

Technical Specification
Type: Nordic Gold
Coin Composition: Cu89 Zn5 Al5 Sn1
Diameter (mm) : 34.00
Weight (g) : 15.5
Thickness (mm) : 2.4 Approved
Mintage : 40,000 pieces
Face Value : 25
4. The painted terrapin shows marked sexual dimorphism with females being larger than males. The female species may grow up to 50 centimeters whilst the male up to 40 centimeters. During the breeding season, the head of the male turns white and red stripe appears between its eyes but the female head remains unchanged.

Technical Specification
Type: Nordic Gold
Coin Composition: Cu89 Zn5 Al5 Sn1
Diameter (mm) : 34.00
Weight (g) : 15.5
Thickness (mm) : 2.4 Approved
Mintage : 40,000 pieces
Face Value : 25 Sen

5. The Olive Ridley Turtle is the smallest among the four turtles species found in Malaysia. Its body measures between 15 to 65 centimetres in length and can weigh up to 50 kilogrammes.

Technical Specification
Type: Nordic Gold
Coin Composition: Cu89 Zn5 Al5 Sn1
Diameter (mm) : 34.00
Weight (g) : 15.5
Thickness (mm) : 2.4 Approved
Mintage : 40,000 pieces
Face Value : 25 Sen
6. The Leather Turtle is the largest turtle species in the world. This species has a skin-covered carapace, which has seven ridges from the top to tail. The Leatherback Turtle is easily distinguished by the 'star fruits' design on its carapace and by its dark coloured body with white spots.


Technical Specification
Type: Nordic Gold
Coin Composition: Cu89 Zn5 Al5 Sn1
Diameter (mm) : 34.00
Weight (g) : 15.5
Thickness (mm) : 2.4 Approved
Mintage : 40,000 pieces
Face Value : 25 Sen
7. The dugong known also as the dugong is a hairy mammal, which nurtures its young. It breathes through its snout and has short spare hairs. An adult dugong may grow up to 5 metres in length and weight up to 400 kilogrammes. It is shaped like a torpedo with a streamlined body with fins and a tail which has a crescent shaped fluke, similar to a whale. This unique creature is greyishbrown in colour.


Technical Specification
Type: Nordic Gold
Coin Composition: Cu89 Zn5 Al5 Sn1
Diameter (mm) : 34.00
Weight (g) : 15.5
Thickness (mm) : 2.4 Approved
Mintage : 40,000 pieces
Face Value : 25 Sen

8. The Siamese Crocodile is very broad and heavy with a wide head, while mature animals have distinct bony ridges at the back which form a broad-based triangle. It also has four large scales present behind the head.


Technical Specification
Type: Nordic Gold
Coin Composition: Cu89 Zn5 Al5 Sn1
Diameter (mm) : 34.00
Weight (g) : 15.5
Thickness (mm) : 2.4 Approved
Mintage : 40,000 pieces
Face Value : 25 Sen
9. The whale shark is the largest fish in the sea. It has a broad fleet head with white spots and lines on its back.It also has a rounded snout, small eyes and five very large gill slits, two dorsal fins on its back and two pectoral fins on its sides. It breathes through the spiracle which is located just behind the eyes.

Technical Specification
Type: Nordic Gold
Coin Composition: Cu89 Zn5 Al5 Sn1
Diameter (mm) : 34.00
Weight (g) : 15.5
Thickness (mm) : 2.4 Approved
Mintage : 40,000 pieces
Face Value : 25 Sen
10. The Malayan Gharial has a slender snout which is used to catch fish and other small prey. This endangered species can be found in certain parts of Southern Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatera and Borneo.
Technical Specification
Type: Nordic Gold
Coin Composition: Cu89 Zn5 Al5 Sn1
Diameter (mm) : 34.00
Weight (g) : 15.5
Thickness (mm) : 2.4 Approved
Mintage : 40,000 pieces
Face Value : 25 Sen
11. The Indopacific Crocodile is the largest species in the crocodylidae family. It can be recognised by its long triangular snout and by the bony plates called 'osteoderms' which extends from the eyes to its snout.


Technical Specification
Type: Nordic Gold
Coin Composition: Cu89 Zn5 Al5 Sn1
Diameter (mm) : 34.00
Weight (g) : 15.5
Thickness (mm) : 2.4 Approved
Mintage : 40,000 pieces
Face Value : 25 Sen

12. The Irrawady dolphin has a large blunt, rounded head with an indistinct beak. This species has a small triangular dorsal fin with a blunt tip below the centre of the back and the flippers are long and broad. It is a slow swimmer and usually moves in small groups.


Technical Specification
Type: Nordic Gold Coin
Composition: Cu89 Zn5 Al5 Sn1
Diameter (mm) : 34.00
Weight (g) : 15.5
Thickness (mm) : 2.4
Approved Mintage : 40,000 pieces
Face Value : 25 Sen


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