Sand dollars, washed up on the shore and bleached by the sun – perhaps they do look like American dollars but they are in fact a form of squashed sea urchin that wanders along the ocean floor face down eating all in its path – and is a relation of the sea cucumber and starfish. Sorry to have dispelled any myths regarding these being silver coins lost by mermaids. Oh, and the interesting pattern on them, that’s their feet! If you want to buy sand dollars then these are great for nautically themed events.
Approximately 4cms in diameter