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British Virgin Islands Features Iconic Flamingo on New Pink Titanium Coin

August 27, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Cupro-Nickel Coins, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Titanium, Titanium Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Treasury of the British Virgin Islands has launched a new series of coins featuring one of the Caribbean’s most recognizable and vibrant birds, the flamingo.

Admired for their color and grace, the flamingo is renowned for their pink feathers, sizable flocks, and a penchant for standing on one leg. An interesting fact about these majestic tropical birds is that their coral pink color does not occur naturally, but rather due to their prolific consumption of brine shrimp and blue-green algae, which contain pigments called carotenoids.

 

When a flamingo spots a potential meal while… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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