One of the coins issued in the “Preserve Planet Earth” series, this one features the Gray Parrot. Issued in 1996 it is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. African gray parrots are noted for their ability to mimic speech and are heavily prized in the pet trade. In captivity, they are playful and inquisitive if given lots of attention and exercise. They will live over 50 years in captivity, but their life expectancy is shorter in the wild. They are strong fliers for short distances but lack the endurance for longer flights.