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The Life of the Turtle From the Pobjoy Mint

Life of the Turtle – A Legendary Pobjoy Mint Proof

Life-of-the-TurtleWell after a few lovely sunny days, the weather has taken a distinct turn for the worse here in Broad Haven, Pembrokeshire.

While it may be raining and blowing a gale outside, thankfully the earl grey tea is flowing and the silver coins are gleaming inside.

The proof coin to the left is the Life of the Turtle fresh from the award winning Pobjoy Mint, a company with a pedigree for minting quality coins since Robin Hood was in short trousers.

This is the 2nd coin with a design inspired by the turtle I’ve featured on this blog, the first was the gilded Hawksbill turtle from the New Zealand mint I looked at a couple of weeks back.

This Pobjoy release has an attractive aqua coloured crystal set into the middle of the coin, and has been struck 4 times to ensure the legendary Pobjoy shiny proof finish.

The etching around the coin which encircles the crystal, reveals the epic journey the Indian ocean sea turtle undertakes from egg to adult.

If you fancy adding one of these to your collection, it will currently set you back around £83.

They can be purchased directly from the, their official site.

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The Gilded Fiji Taku From The New Zealand Mint

Coin Design Based on the Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Hawksbill-TurtleOver in New Zealand, critically endangered Hawksbill sea turtles are sometimes affectionately nicknamed Takus by the locals.

To celebrate the beauty of these creatures whose habitat is the coral reefs of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans, the New Zealand Mint have released the beautiful silver and gold gilded coin you see to the left.

Only 5000 of these proof coins have been minted and are available to purchase. Considering there are only around 3000 of the actual turtles alive today swimming in Fiji’s waters, both the coins and creatures are very rare.

If you want to check out another coin with a design inspired by turtles, check out this one from the Pobjoy Mint.

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