Panda America has obtained a truly unique coin - featuring an eight legged creature that captured the attention of the entire world this month! A legal tender coin from the African Country of Liberia, an octopus embraces a soccer ball with one arm and the flag of Spain in another on new Five Dollar color coins issued by the Republic of Liberia. These coins are a tribute to Paul the Octopus, who lives in a tank at Sea Life Centre in Oberhausen, Germany, and who correctly predicted the outcome of 8 out of 8 matches in the 2010 World Cup—which was won by Spain. Paul was presented with food in two identical containers - one with the German flag and another with the opponent country's flag. Whichever food Paul chose, was considered as his favorite team.
The handsome silver-plated copper-nickel colorized 40mm coins are minted in prooflike brilliant uncirculated quality.