Pitcairn Islands, with their main isle of Pitcairn, are located in the Pacific Ocean and currently remains the only British overseas territory in the region. The British Empire colonized Pitcairn and some nearby islands in 1838. Today the territory of the state includes three more small uninhabited islands, besides Pitcairn itself. Pitcairn’s social and commercial life is connected with New Zealand most of all. The telephone code and educational system of Pitcairn are the same as New Zealand’s ones. The currency of Pitcairn is New Zealand dollar. The commemorative Pitcairn Islands coins have dollar denominations also. The obverse of the Pitcairn coins has the effigy of the British Queen, like other currencies of Crown depending territories do.
Some tries of inhabitation of Pitcairn had happened by Polynesians and Tahitians, but they all was extinct before British colonization. Nowadays, the population of small Pitcairn is about only 60 people of Polynesian, Tahitian and European origin. Approximately 31 of them are labor force. Current Pitcairn economy is sustained by honey producing and occasional tourism. The island has one of the rarest disease-free bee populations on Earth. The quality of Pitcairn honey is excellent, even admired by the Queen Elizabeth II.
Pitcairn Islands have warm tropical climate all over the world. Biodiversity of the islands are limited by the sizes of islands, although there are some endemic species of birds and plants. The soils of Pitcairn are very fertile, helping the island’s inhabitants to grow various vegetables and fruits. Islanders usually export dried tropical fruits to New Zealand. Despite these facts, the Pitcairn Islands community becomes lesser and older; the life of the island state totally depends on Great Britain’s administration and sustaining.
The commemorative coins of Pitcairn Islands are issued to enlarge the income of the island state. The collectable Pitcairn coins have beautiful designs, dedicated mainly to the events of Pitcairn’s history. Colorful presentation boxes and packages belong to collectible coins of Pitcairn, along with Certificates of Authenticity. The other themes of Pitcairn coins’ series are greatly popular Lunar Calendar. Along with precious coins Pitcairn Islands issue different thematic collectable stamps.
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