Thursday, March 1, 2012

2012 Great White Shark - 1oz Silver .999 Coin from New Zealand Mint

Metal 999 fine silver
Finish Proof
Diameter 40.7mm
Edge Milled Milled
Denomination $2
Year of Issue 2012
Mintage 5,000

About this coin

The great white shark, scientific name Carcharodon carcharias, also known as the great white, white pointer, white shark, or white death, is a large lamniform shark found in coastal surface waters in all major oceans. The great white shark is known for its size, with the largest individuals known to have approached or exceeded 6 metres (20 ft) in length, and 2,268 kilograms (5,000 lb) in weight. This shark reaches maturity at around 15 years of age and can have a life span of over 30 years.
This coin is .999 pure silver with colour printed and limited to 4,000 coin sets only.

Reverse Design

This depicts a high relief, finely engraved figure of a Great White Shark. The engraving is complemented by colour printing, a porthole style border and unique bite-marks piercing through the coin.

Obverse Design

The Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, sovereign of the Commonwealth and Niue.

Packaging

Each set is presented in unique gift packaging featuring a water-filled coin case

2012 Great White Shark - 1oz Silver .999 Coin from New Zealand Mint