Sunday, January 13, 2013

Giant Coconut Crab 1oz Silver - Pitcairn Islands Legal Tender Coin

Giant Coconut Crab 




1oz Silver This 2013 coin features a coloured image of the Giant Coconut Crab printed on the finely engraved silver background of a beach. Each coin is presented in a delightful coconut shaped case scented with a distinctive coconut oil fragrance.

The obverse of the coin features the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Giant Coconut Crab, also known as the robber crab or palm thief, is a species of terrestrial hermit crab and largest land-living arthropod in the world.

Found on islands across the Indian Ocean and parts of the Pacific Ocean, the species is widely reported to climb trees to pick coconuts, which it then opens to eat.