The Atlantic Green Turtle is the biggest sea turtle. For many years, people have hunted them to make soup, among other things, making them an endangered species. Entire population of Green Turtles have been wiped out in the Cayman Islands.
The reverse design on this coin is the same as the original KM3 issue, but the obverse portrait was changed, along with the metal. I include it here because a) it is a great design, and b) to show the difference between nicely toned copper-nickel and nickel.
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