Dugong Dugon (Sea Cow) $5 Gold Proof

Solomon Islands $5 2011 Gold Proof

Dugong Dugon (Sea Cow)

The Dugong Dugon is a 500 kg mammal mainly found in coastal areas. This hulk belongs to the order of the sea cow of which there are only a few species left worldwide. The Dugong Dugon is the biggest, still living, true plant eating mammal who lives in the ocean.  These animals presumably reach an age of over 60 years and are sexually mature at 10 to 17 years of age. Every three to seven years the females give birth – the gestation period is approximately one year.
Due to their low reproductive rate and today’s hunting method the existence of these exceptional animals is highly endangered.

Metal: Gold .9999

Weight: 0.5 g

Diameter: 11 mm
Mintage: 10,000 pcs.


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