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The government and treasury of Ascension have issued (4th January) new crown coins struck in both cupro-nickel and titanium which feature the queen triggerfish. The queen triggerfish (Balistes vetula) is a reef-dwelling triggerfish found in the Atlantic Ocean. In the eastern
The body of the queen triggerfish is regally
The 2019-dated anniversary coins are produced by the Pobjoy Mint at their facilities in Surrey, England, on behalf of the treasury of Ascension Island. The reverse design on these new coins depicts a sole queen triggerfish swimming above a coral reef with the denomination of the coin 1 CROWN placed below the primary design.
The obverse side of the coins features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, which is an exclusive portrait of the Pobjoy Mint. The issuing authority and year
|1 Crown||Titanium||10 g||36.1 mm||Uncirculated||7,500|
|1 Crown||Cupro-nickel||28 g||38.6 mm||Brilliant Unc.||10,000|
The latest crown coins are available in