series of one ounce sterling silver proof coins features vibrantly coloured
marine life that is so lifelike it appears to be swimming off the coin. Mintages are exceptionally low, at just 1,500
for each coin.
A deep blue giant clam, colourful Christmas tree
worms, and scarlet cleaner shrimps complete the miniature reef ecosystem portrayed
on the coins. Although they
release a deadly toxin, boxfish are actually very peaceful. They can be found
in rocky and coral reefs in Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, and the south eastern
Atlantic Ocean. Adults can sometimes be located in a lagoon. There is a slight distinction between males
and females (only the adults) with the males being a little larger with a more
purple/brown colour and lighter coloured dots. The boxfish are a little slow moving, growing
between 38 cm and 45 cm.