Another Titanium First! 2017's Titanium Green Turtle!
The Pobjoy Mint has done it again! Fresh off their rousing success with the newest Marine Life Series, they decided that it was time they do something truly special. The Result...another historic first..a new colorized titanium coin on behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory!
A Titanium Turtle & an Unknown Territory
The British Indian Ocean Territory is something many of you have never heard of...it is a collection of small islands situated halfway between Indonesia and Tanzania. This territory has been under the control of the British Government since 1810 when the Treaty of Paris resulted in ownership transferring from the French to the British. In more recent years, the islands have seen themselves transformed into a joint USA-UK naval base.
Each of these 2017 issues features a stunning design in which two Green Turtles are swimming side-by-side while the sun's rays warming their shells. Assorted bits and pieces of coral and other sea-life vegetation are displayed beneath the swimming Green Turtles. This specific breed of sea turtle can only be found in a few places worldwide, one of which is on the beaches of Chago's Island (in particular the island of Diego Carcia, a protected nature reserve where more than half of the female turtles make their nests.)
But wait, it gets even better! Not only is this a first-time territory coin, it is also one of the rarest coins released this year in 2017! With a maximum mintage of just 7,500 these coins are sure to disappear fast once word spreads!
Did you know? The British Indian Ocean Territory is one of two British Territories where traffic drives on the right side of the road! (With the other being Gibraltar)
The very FIRST Titanium piece from The British Indian Ocean Territory
Obverse: Displays a likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, and the face value of the coin.
Reverse: shows two Green Turtles swimming side-by-side while the sun's rays warms their shells from above...Assorted bits and pieces of coral and other sea-life vegetation are displayed beneath
Each coin will arrive encapsulated in stunning uncirculated condition in its original government packaging
Guaranteed by the Pobjoy Mint on behalf of The British Indian Ocean Territory