Hand Painted by Ann Nolen
Do you love Sea Turtles? I am often surprised that Turtle coins are what I get requests for the most often, and this coin from Colombia has been a top seller for me.
It is a beautiful design, in fact it won an international prize in 2013 for excellence in currency. It was interesting to find out that the waves that are texture on the background of this coin, are actually a security feature to prevent counterfeiting. I say nicely done!
This coin is part of a series featuring nature in Colombia. The Loggerhead sea turtles along their coast are protected by an endangered designation. The turtles actually live in tropical waters all over the world. They may migrate long distances, but they return to the beaches they were born every 2-3 years to lay their eggs. They may lay up to 400 eggs at a time!