Seychelles 5-CENTS (KM-new) Black Snail
The 5 cent coin features a pair of Black snails, aka Pachnodus niger. This endangered land snail is found in a small 8 square kilometer area of Seychelles and as of 2005 there were only about 8,000 individuals remaining. There are two sub-species found on two different islands, each numbering in the thousands. Luckily, these small populations are considered stable, but they are vulnerable to further habitat loss.
Thanks to Maria for contributing this coin to the Coin Zoo!
- Diameter: 17.9 mm
- Composition: Bronze-clad steel