This lifelike Silver coin is one of the Animal Skin coin series is to show animals which we normally would never have the chance to touch, either because they are too small, too rare, extinct or too dangerous.Our 7th. issue portrait one of the Pinnipeds group.
- Special minting technique with fully printed XL Relief
- See and Feel the sealskin
- with digital printing 5C on relief and 2 Tiger-Eye cabochons
Pinnipeds have few natural predators, the main ones being killer whales, some sharks, polar bears and man. To protect themselves from the cold, pinnipeds have developed large layers of blubber under their skin. This blubber also helps in the streamlining of their shape, allowing these torpedo-shaped animals to chase their prey underwater with amazing effectiveness. Pinnipeds also have a larger relative volume of blood than other mammals allowing them to store large amounts of oxy-gen in their blood on very deep and prolonged dives with dives of up to 1600 meters and 2 hours having been recorded.
The reverse of the coin depicts the beautiful head of baby seal.
The obverse of the coin portrays the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “NIUE” – the issuing country, “TWO DOLLARS” – the face value and “2018” – the year of issue.
|Weight (g)||1 oz|
|Diameter||54 x 32mm|
|Presentation case (box)||Yes|
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