Green Turtle

Tuvalu 2014 Silver Green Turtle Coin Reverse

The fourth issue in the Endangered and Extinct series features the captivating Green Turtle.

Additional Information

The green turtle is a large, weighty sea turtle that inhabits tropical and subtropical coastal waters all around the world.

The green turtle is one of seven species of marine turtles around the world and has been present in the ocean for over 100 million years. The green turtle’s ancestors were reptiles who evolved on land and then took to the sea to live, making the green turtle one of the few species that existed during the time of dinosaurs.

Weighing up to 317.5 kilograms, the green turtle is one of the largest sea turtles in the world with a heart shaped shell that can measure up to 1.5 metres.

Green turtles can often be found swimming in the warm water close to the surface and have also been known to take to land to bask in the sunshine, making them one of the few marine turtles known to leave water other than at nesting times.

The survival of these special creatures is threatened by overharvesting of their eggs, hunting of adults, being caught in fishing gear and a loss of beach nesting sites, and as such, they are listed as an endangered species.


Country of Issue Tuvalu
Date 2014
Series Endangered and Extinct
Mintage 5000
Denomination $1 / One Dollar
Composition Silver Ag 999/1000
Quality Proof - Selective Colourizing
Weight 1 gram
Weight 1 oz
Size 1.5984 mm
Size 1.5984 inch
Issuing Mint Perth Mint
Edge Milled
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