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New Patagonian Toothfish coin for Falkland Islands aims to raise awareness of endangered fish

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The plight of endangered fish is the subject of the first ever titanium coin released on behalf of the Falkland Islands, by Pobjoy Mint.

The 1 Crown coloured coin features the Patagonian Toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) a species of cod found in icy waters, primarily in the southern Hemisphere. This new coin recognises 30 years of work conducted by Falkland Islands Fisheries Department (FIS) to help maintain fish populations around the Falkland Islands. The Falkland Islands are playing a role in the conservation of the Patagonian Toothfish by creating regulated fisheries and collating data from Patagonian Toothfish catches.

The coloured titanium coin displays the unusual fish on the reverse, showing it swimming in a current of water. Because titanium reacts differently with every strike, each of the coins is technically different and varies slightly in colour. There is also a lined effect that is present on the coins which is unique to this metal. The obverse features the Pobjoy exclusive effigy design of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

For more information, or to order the coin, visit the Pobjoy Mint website.

Coin details - Titanium

Issue date: 16 August 2017

Diameter: 36.1mm

Weight: 10g

Cupro nickel

Issue date: 16 August 2017

Diameter: 38.6mm

Weight: 28.28g

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