Vanuatu 10-VATU (KM6)
Vanuatu 10-VATU (KM6)

Vanuatu 10-VATU (KM6) Coconut Crab

The fellow on this coin looks huge -- a veritible monster! Well, he is not that big, but he is the biggest land-dwelling arthropod in the world. Coconut crabs (Birgus latro) typically grow up to 40 cm in body length, with a leg span of almost one metre and weigh 4 kg or more. Specimens weighing 14 kg and measuring 1.8 m across the body have been reported.

This is an FAO coin, and indeed the Coconut crab is good to eat.


  • Diameter: 23.9 mm
  • Composition: Copper-Nickel
  • CAT#: KM6

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