Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pacific Swordfish $2 Legal Tender Fiji One Troy Ounce Fine Silver with Gold Guilding

Pacific Swordfish $2 Legal Tender Fiji One Troy Ounce Fine Silver with Gold Guilding

About the Design

Swordfish, also known as Broadbill in some countries, are large, highly migratory, predatory fish characterised by a long, flat bill. They are a popular sport fish of the billfish category, though elusive. Swordfish are elongated, round-bodied, and lose all teeth and scales by adulthood. These fish can live close to shore. They reach a maximum size of 14 ft 9 in (455 cm) and 1,400 lb (650 kg).

This magnificent sea creature is the subject of New Zealand Mints latest coin issue.

Reverse Design

This features a Pacific Swordfish swimming through the waters of the Pacific Ocean along with an engraved heading and the metal quality and weight of the coin.

Obverse Design

The obverse of the coin features the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, sovereign of the Commonwealth and denomination of Fiji $2.

Limited Mintage

No more than 5,000 Swordfish gilded silver coins will be issued by New Zealand Mint.

Presentation

The coin comes encapsulated in a striking cylindrical display case with a transparent lid filled with aquamarine liquid.

Specifications:

Metal.999 Silver (Gold Gilded)
Finish Proof-like
Diameter 40.5mm
Edge Milled Milled
Denomination $2
Year of Issue 2011
Mintage 5,000

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