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Shells of the Sea. Third coin in the award winning series. With the first coin sold out in minutes it's expected this one will replicate this success. The combination of a high-quality silver coin, the original pearl, the convex hologram and the shell shape make this coin unique.
Mintage: 2,000 pcs.worldwide.
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|Face Value :||5 Dollars|
|Metal :||.999 Fine silver|
|Weight :||25 g|
|Size :||38 x 30 mm|
|Mintage :||2,000 pcs. worldwide|
|Series :||Sea Treasures|
|Certificate of Authenticity :||Yes|
|Original ETUI box/case :||Yes|
Concho River Pearl, U.S. Texas.
The Concho River is a river in the U.S. state of Texas. Concho is Spanish for "shell"; the river was so named due to its abundance of freshwater mussels, such as the Tampico pearly mussel (Cyrtonaias tampicoensis).
Hernando de Ugarte y la Concha, Governor of New Mexico, dispatched an expedition from Santa Fe in 1650 led by Captain Diego del Castillo, to explore what is now north central Texas. The expedition reached the territory of the Tejas Indians, and reported finding pearls on the Concho River. The Diego de Guadalajara expedition was launched in 1654 to follow up on Castillo's findings. The Spanish explored the river for the gem-quality purple to pink pearls produced by that species. The mussels were systematically harvested for only a short time because it was soon realized that the yield of pearls was too low for their harvest to be economically viable.
A pearl is a hard object produced within the soft tissue (specifically the mantle) of a living shelled mollusk. Just like the shell of a clam, a pearl is made up of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, which has been deposited in concentric layers. The ideal pearl is perfectly round and smooth, but many other shapes of pearls (baroque pearls) occur. The finest quality natural pearls have been highly valued as gemstones and objects of beauty for many centuries, and because of this, the word pearl has become a metaphor for something very rare, fine, admirable, and valuable.
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