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