Introduced in 2020, the Giants of the Galapagos Islands Series debuted from PAMP Suisse and was issued on behalf of the Solomon Islands. The three-coin series started with the Seahorse in 2020 and the Whale Shark in early 2021, both of which have sold out at the mint and online at Silver.com. For the final design, the most celebrated resident of the islands is featured. Now, 2021 1 oz Reverse Proof Silver Solomon Islands Giants of the Galapagos Islands Tortoise Shaped Coins are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside protective presentation cards!
- Third and final design in the Silver Giants of the Galapagos Series!
- Reverse-proof specimens!
- Mintage limited to 2,500 coins only!
- The Mint has sold out of these coins!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $2 by the Solomon Islands.
- The obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is an image of the Galapagos Tortoise.
- Assigned individual serial numbers.
The Galapagos Tortoise is arguably the best-known native species from the Galapagos Islands. The tortoise is part of a large tortoise species that includes 15 subspecies within the genus Chelonoidis. 12 of those species are still alive today and include three from mainland South America, while 3 of those subspecies are extinct.
Not only is the Galapagos Tortoise part of the largest living species of tortoise in the world, tipping the scales at 919 lbs at the most, the Galapagos Tortoise is also one of the longest-lived vertebrates in the world. A captive tortoise named Harriet lived for 175 years. The tortoises are native to all seven of the Galapagos Islands in the chain.
The obverse of 2021 1 oz Reverse Proof Silver Solomon Islands Giants of the Galapagos Islands Tortoise Shaped Coins features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, this portrait of the Queen is a right-profile relief in which she wears the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara.
On the reverse side of 2021 Reverse Proof Silver Giants of the Galapagos Islands Tortoise Shaped Coins is a depiction of the colorized Galapagos Tortoise. The tortoise is shown amidst the foliage of the island.
These 2021 1 oz Reverse Proof Silver Solomon Islands Giants of the Galapagos Islands Tortoise Shaped Coins are available to you for purchase with individual presentation cards. Each coin is housed in a custom capsule and has various details on the series and this release on the multi-fold presentation card. All coins are reverse-proof coins with mirror-like fields and frosted backgrounds. Additionally, each coin has its own serial number.
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