This 2012 $2 pure silver coins is the first release in the popular Ocean Predators coin series from the New Zealand Mint. Limited mintage of 5,000 coins. HST/GST exempt.
Your coin depicts a high relief, finely engraved figure of a great white shark. The engraving is complemented by colour printing, a porthole-style border design and unique bite-marks piercing through the coin. Your coin is packaged in a circular shaped water-filled coin case, characteristic for this coin collection. When opened, the coin and certificate of authenticity are displayed. The outer packaging is themed to resemble the leathery skin of a shark.
The Great White Shark:
The Great White Shark, (Carcharodon carcharias), also known as "the great white," "white pointer," "the 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.