When I started painting animal coins, I never expected turtles to be the animal requested most often. That surprised me! Ok, I know that in many cultures turtles symbolize longevity, wisdom, and good luck. Was that why? So I decided to do a little research and found out some pretty amazing things.
Maui - Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle pendant.
I am so delighted to release this new coin pendant as part of the Leslie Collection. Here are a few details...
Coin Origin: Maui Chamber of Commerce
Features: Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle. Natural Wildlife of Hawaii
Year: 2019 - only 1 year
Metal type: Cupro-nickel
Size: 1-1/2 inch (38mm)
COIN STORY: This is part of a series of coins issued by the Maui Chamber of Commerce. A new design featuring native wildlife is issued each year, and the money is used to fund various nonprofit goals including programs for public schools.
The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, also called Honu, is the only indigenous reptile found in Hawaii, and is the symbol for wisdom and good luck.