Who would think that the common crow is first cousin to this exotic creature, the Bird of Paradise, depicted on the reverse of this extraordinary world coin? Magellan and his crew certainly wouldn’t have. When his expedition brought this bird of sumptuous plumage back to Europe “Paradise” was quickly attached to its name. The male of the species is the show-stopper with his fiery orange and red head-dress and coat, and his frenzied and complex courtship dance. He is also one of the most polygamous of birds. If you are a collector of world coins with an interest in birds or the environment then this unique world coin with its prism applique of a Bird of Paradise is for you!