- Contains 1 oz of Silver.
- Mintage of 2,023 coins.
- Comes in frame display box and with a certificate of authenticity.
- Obverse: Displays the same scene as the reverse, but now from underwater. The image shows the underside and legs of the adult ad young hippo. Included is the coat of arms of Palau.
- Reverse: Features the top view of an adult and young hippo swimming in a body of water.
- Sovereign coin back by the Palau government.
The follow-up to the acclaimed American Alligator offers a rare look at one of the largest and most dangerous animals. The hippopotamus, commonly known as hippo, inhabits rivers, lakes, and mangrove swamps in Africa. Its name derives from the ancient Greek for 'river horse'. Despite its stocky shape and short legs, it races up to 30 km/h (19 mph) over short distances. Though they look kind of cute with their roundish shape, one should not underestimate these animals by any means. Hippos are dreaded for their severely hostile territorial behaviour. Females are particularly defensive if anyone gets between them and their young.
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