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1975 Trinidad and Tobago Cent coin earrings jewelry hummingbird Port of Spain Scarlet Ibis Cocrico Arima Couva Scarborough Soca carnival steelpan limbo West Indies Trinidadian Chaguanas Rapso e000166

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Trinidad & Tobago 1 Cent {1976-2016} 13S

front: hummingbird

back: 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."

• quantity 1 pair
• demonetized {no longer in circulation} Bronze coins
• diameter: 17.8 mm
• weight: 1.95 g

• Style: steel fish hook ear wires with 6x2 mm coil 
• Metal: gold plated surgical steel for sensitive ears 
• Length: 19 mm top to bottom of loop in front
• Thickness: 21 gauge
• rubber stoppers included

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