Yellow Titanium Tree Frog
- Showcasing Fiji’s Endemic Yellow Tree Frog
- Produced in Yellow Titanium
- Titanium 7.5k Issue Limit – Proof Sterling Silver 2k Issue Limit
It has proved difficult for the Pobjoy Mint to decide which animal to showcase on 2018’s titanium coin for Fiji, as the Islands have such a beautiful and diverse selection of flora and fauna. We came to the conclusion that the Yellow Tree frog captures the essence of the rainforest with its vivid colours and unusual appearance. The design on the reverse features a Yellow Tree Frog resting on some leaves.
As titanium reacts differently with every strike, each Yellow Tree Frog coin is technically different and varies slightly in color. There is also a lined effect that is present on the coins that is unique to this metal. The obverse features the Fijian Coat of Arms, a heraldic design consisting of a shield with the Cross of St. George, Fijian Warriors, a canoe and a lion on a stunning proof background. The denomination of the titanium coin is one dollar and the face value of the Proof sterling silver coin is two dollars.
Behind the Coin
The Fiji Tree Frog (Platymantis vitiensis) is a tree dwelling frog endemic to Fiji. This little frog reaches a maximum size of 60mm and can be found in an array of different colors, from a creamy grey to a vivid yellow. In the wild, these frogs live close to rivers and streams and prefer living amongst secluded foliage. They are good swimmers and climbers, and can jump quite a distance to evade predators!
These frogs are nocturnal animals, foraging for food and looking for a partner to reproduce at night and then lay their eggs in leaf axils, particularly those of the pandanus tree. Fiji’s endemic frogs are terrestrial breeders and miniature frogs hatch from the eggs rather than tadpoles.
Although these frogs are not currently considered endangered, they are confined to small pockets of forest on small islands so are inherently at risk from deforestation and other introduced predators.
The Proof Steling Silver coin and the Titanium coins are shipped encapsulated in an acrylic capsule for protection and housed in a stunning red box with a Certificate of Authenticity.
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