The highest Mayan God, Quetzalcoatl, was depicted with a snake head and the tail feathers of the Quetzal bird. The Quetzal is a bird which cannot survive in the confines of captivity and is therefore valued as a symbol of freedom. The natural habitat of the Quetzal is the rainforests of South and Central America. It is the only animal that feeds on the wild Avocado plant, no other creature being able to digest its fruit and therefore disperse its seeds. However, as the rainforests become increasingly endangered so too does the exceptional Quetzal and the wild Avocado plant. 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 Quetzal is for you!