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„Shift of Colours: The Chameleon" Barbados 5$ 2023 99,9% silver coin with Thermochromic Enamel Colour 3 oz

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279,00 €
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Weight: 3 oz
Silver: 99,9%
Diameter: 70 mm
Quality: Antique finish
Issuing Country: Barbados
Special Feature: Thermochromic enamel colour
Mintage: 1499
Face Value: 5 Dollars

Shift of colours: The Chameleon
First ever 3 oz silver coin with thermochromic enamel colour.

Colour change in chameleons has functions in camouflage, but most commonly in social signaling and in reactions to temperature.

Through the Thermochromic Effect, the enamel colour changes its hues and brightness once it reaches body temperature.

In contrast, the obverse shows the embossed chameleon alongside the coat of arms of Barbados in Pure Silver.

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