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Discover one of Mother Nature's most fascinating creatures with this $10 sterling silver coin issued by Solomon Islands in 2010. The captivating selectively coloured design depicts a spotted cuscus sitting on a tree branch and looking straight at the observer with its piercing red eyes, represented by two Swarovski crystal inserts. The obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The coin weighs over three quarters of an ounce of sterling silver, and has a legal tender value of $10 in Solomon Islands.  Mintage is limited to just 2,500 coins.

The common spotted cuscus belongs to the family of Phalangeridae (a type of nocturnal marsupial). These animals are mainly found north of Australia, in New Guinea, on the Indonesian Islands as well as on the Solomon Islands. They inhabit the lowland of tropical rainforests and mangrove forests. Their life expectation in the wild is typically about 11 years, and up to 17 years in captivity.

This nocturnal animal moves very slowly between the trees and uses its tail as a fifth limb. Its diet consists of leaves, blossoms, fruit, insects and small mammals, which it can eat without difficulty, thanks to its excellent digestive system and strong teeth. Its body length is 35 to 65 centimetres, and it reach a weight of one to six kilograms.

• Mintage: 2,500
• Weight: over 3/4 oz sterling silver

• $10 2010 Spotted Cuscus Coin

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This product comes with a 30-day warranty through TSC.
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