Vanuatu 20-VATU (KM7) Coconut Crab
The fellow on this coin looks huge -- a veritable 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: 28.3 mm
- Composition: Copper-Nickel
- CAT#: KM7