Fiji 6-PENCE (KM19) Green Sea Turtle
At 1 to 1.5 m long and up to 200 kg, the Green Sea Turtle is the largest hard-shelled turtle. Unfortunately, world populations are either threatened or endangered.
I believe that this coin is the first turtle coin issued in modern times. It was originally issued in silver in 1934 and the composition was changed to copper-nickel in 1953. Unfortunately this wonderfully engraved turtle didn't survive the change to decimal coinage after 1969.
- Diameter: 19.3 mm
- Composition: Copper-Nickel
- CAT#: KM19