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1997 or 2003 Trinidad and Tobago 5 Cents coin pendant Scarlet Ibis Cocrico Arima Couva Scarborough Soca carnival steelpan limbo n000224

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Trinidad and Tobago 5 Cents {1976-2017} 2S FEATURING front: Coat of Arms The shield comprises the same colours (black, red, and white) as the nation's flag and carry the same meaning. The gold ships represent the Santa María, La Niña, and La Pinta: the three ships Christopher Columbus used on his journey to the “New World”. The two birds on the shield are hummingbirds. Trinidad is sometimes referred to as the “Land of the Hummingbird” The two larger birds are the Scarlet Ibis (left) and the Cocrico (right), the national birds of Trinidad and Tobago. Below the Scarlet Ibis are three hills, representing the Trinity Hills in southern Trinidad, which, it is believed, convinced Columbus to name the island after the Holy Trinity. The island rising out of the waters beneath the Cocrico represents Tobago. Below these birds is the nation's motto, "Together We Aspire, Together We Achieve." Lettering: REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO TOGETHER WE ASPIRE TOGETHER WE ACHIEVE back: Greater Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea apoda) introduced from New Guinea, now extinct in Trinidad • quantity 1 • demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Bronze coin • diameter: 21 mm • weight: 3.31 g CHOOSE FROM DROP DOWN MENU {2.4 mm thick cords} • 22" black cotton necklace with lobster clasp • 24” brass ball chain {lightweight 5 g} • 2-1/2" brass snake keychain with snap end {see last photo}  message me if you need a shorter length black necklace  facebook.com/coinedJewelry instagram.com/coinedJewelry twitter.com/coinedJewelry pinterest.com/coinedJewelry tumblr.com/blog/coinedJewelry