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  • Bonito Fish & Reef Knot 5 Laari Maldives Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Scalloped Edge) (8 Notches)
  • Bonito Fish & Reef Knot 5 Laari Maldives Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Scalloped Edge) (8 Notches)
  • Bonito Fish & Reef Knot 5 Laari Maldives Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Scalloped Edge) (8 Notches)
  • Bonito Fish & Reef Knot 5 Laari Maldives Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Scalloped Edge) (8 Notches)
  • Bonito Fish & Reef Knot 5 Laari Maldives Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Scalloped Edge) (8 Notches)
  • Bonito Fish & Reef Knot 5 Laari Maldives Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Scalloped Edge) (8 Notches)
  • Bonito Fish & Reef Knot 5 Laari Maldives Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Scalloped Edge) (8 Notches)
  • Bonito Fish & Reef Knot 5 Laari Maldives Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Scalloped Edge) (8 Notches)
  • Bonito Fish & Reef Knot 5 Laari Maldives Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Scalloped Edge) (8 Notches)
  • Bonito Fish & Reef Knot 5 Laari Maldives Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Scalloped Edge) (8 Notches)
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Bonito Fish & Reef Knot 5 Laari Maldives Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Scalloped Edge) (8 Notches)

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Bonito Fish Lovers' Knot 5 Laari Maldives Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Scalloped Edge) (8 Notches)

Commemorative issue: F.A.O.

Obverse: Two Bonito fish swimming upward left and dates above

Reverse lettering: MALDIVES
5 LAARI

Features
Issuer Maldives
Period Second Republic (1968-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Years 1404-1411 (1984-1990)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 5 Laari
0.05 MVR = USD 0.0032
Currency Rufiyaa (1947-date)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 1 g
Diameter 20.5 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Scalloped (with 8 notches)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 4533
References KM# 69, KM# MS1, KM# PS4

Wikipedia:
Bonitos are a tribe of medium-sized, ray-finned predatory fish in the family Scombridae – a family it shares with the mackerel, tuna, and Spanish mackerel tribes, and also the butterfly kingfish. Also called the tribe Sardini, it consists of eight species across four genera; three of those four genera are monotypic, having a single species each. Bonitos closely resemble the skipjack tuna.

Etymology
The fish's name comes from the Spanish bonito 'pretty'. An older theory suggests that it comes from an Arabic word bainīth, but that may have been derived from Spanish as well.

Food
Pacific and Atlantic bonito meat has a firm texture and a darkish color. The bonito has a moderate fat content. The meat of young or small bonito can be of lighter color, close to that of skipjack tuna, and is sometimes used as a cheaper substitute for skipjack, especially for canning purposes, and occasionally in the production of cheaper varieties of katsuobushi that are sold as bonito flakes. Bonito may not, however, be marketed as tuna in all countries. The Atlantic bonito is also found in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, where it is a popular food fish, eaten grilled, pickled (lakerda), or baked.

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Litzy
Coins were nice and shiny! High quality

Coins were nice and shiny! High quality

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Excellent service! Thank you! A+

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Shannon Smith
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Heather Terry
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Jessie B
Love it! The coin was in very good conditi...

Love it! The coin was in very good condition,