St. Helena & Ascension 1-PENNY (KM13a) Yellowfin Tuna
Yellowfin tuna typically reach sizes of over 136 kg, with the record being 200 kg and 239 cm long. An important food source, they are caught on fishing lines in St. Helena and are one of the island's only small export products.
This design originally appeared on KM1 and was minted in 1984 only. The obverse portrait was changed for KM13 in 1991 (another one-year coin), then this version of the coin with changed metal was minted starting in 1997.
- Diameter: 20.25 mm
- Composition: Copper clad steel
- CAT#: KM13a