2018 Moorish Idol Reef Fish Collection 1 oz Fine Silver Coin Niue. MOORISH IDOL - REEF FISH COLLECTION - 2018 1 oz Fine Silver Coin - Niue - NZ Mint. The attractive and timid Moorish Idol is the third release in the colourful. Coin collection struck in 1oz pure silver.
The Moorish Idol is renowned for its disc-like shape and contrasting bands of black, white and yellow on its body. This silver coin artistically depicts the coloured Moorish Idol amongst engraved coral in its native reef habitat. The design also utilises an ultra-gloss effect to give the Moorish Idol a unique'wet' look. The coin is presented in a contemporary perspex coin case, which allows for easy display.The packaging contains the uniquely numbered Certificate of Authenticity and the outer box has been designed to complement the reef theme. With only 3,000 coins available worldwide, the Moorish Idol 1oz Silver Coin would make a highly collectible keepsake for coin collectors and those interested in marine life. The Moorish Idol received its name from the Moors in Africa who believed the fish was a bringer of happiness. It is the only member of the family Zanclidae, and a very close relative of the Tangs or Surgeonfish.
One of the most widespread fish, it can be found throughout the Indian Ocean, Red Sea, and all of the tropical Pacific. Perhaps the most graceful of all marine fish, for many hobbyists, it also one of the most difficult fish to keep because it is so hard to feed. It is better admired in the ocean than in a home tank! Mintage: 3000 Material: Fine Silver (99.9%) Finish: Proof/Coloured Weight: 1 oz Diameter: 40mm COA: Yes Country: Niue Face Value.