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Marine Life Protection - Dolphin & Sea Horse $10 2oz .999 pure silver 2-coin set.
Marine Life Protection is one of the longest running commemorative coin series in the world.
Launched in 1992, the series has seen well over 50 releases featuring an annual, unique coat-of-arms design portraying mermaids and Neptune. The final two issues of the series will complete the collection in fine style.
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|Face Value :||10 Dollars (x2)|
|Metal :||.999 Fine silver|
|Weight :||2oz (x2)|
|Size :||38.61 mm|
|Mintage :||Only 500 pcs. worldwide|
|Series :||Marine Life Protection|
|Certificate of Authenticity :||Yes|
|Original ETUI box/case :||Yes|
Dolphins are a widely distributed and diverse group of aquatic mammals. They are an informal grouping within the order Cetacea, excluding whales and porpoises, so to zoologists the grouping is paraphyletic. The dolphins comprise the extant families Delphinidae (the oceanic dolphins), Platanistidae (the Indian river dolphins), Iniidae (the new world river dolphins), and Pontoporiidae (the brackish dolphins), and the extinct Lipotidae (baiji or Chinese river dolphin). There are 40 extant species of dolphins. Dolphins, alongside other cetaceans, belong to the clade Cetartiodactyla with even-toed ungulates. Their closest living relatives are the hippopotamuses, having diverged about 40 million years ago.
Sea horse is the name given to 54 species of small marine fishes in the genus Hippocampus. "Hippocampus" comes from the Ancient Greek word hippos meaning "horse" and kampos meaning "sea monster".
Sea horses are mainly found in shallow tropical and temperate waters throughout the world, from about 45°S to 45°N and live in sheltered areas such as seagrass beds, estuaries, coral reefs, or mangroves.
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