This striking design represent the coin of the latest series, however, strikes an excellent balance between the traditional coin and something a little more adventurous. Called ‘Giants of the Galapagos’, it will feature some of the unique fauna that inhabits this strange and isolated land. First to be introduced is the Giant Seahorse. The coin is basically shaped as a standard round item would be, but the subject has been allowed to extend past its borders in two places. It’s a small addition, but gives the issue a unique appearance which will be different for each new addition to the series.
- Unique Shaped and colour
- Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
- Limited mintage of 2500 coins worldwide..
Just the animal itself is picked out in colour, with the background showing a detailed habitat for it. In a particularly nice touch, the extended areas on the obverse have been used for custom art, also of the subjects habitat. This is something that continues on the following two coins we’ve seen, each with a unique shape and obverse design – although the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II is consistent.
The one-ounce 0.9999 silver coin is presented in a double gatefold blisterpack that is filled with colourful imagery and information. We’ve seen images of the next two issues and both are distinctive designs. The first is the Whale Shark, and the second is the iconic Giant Tortoise. The mintage is set at 2,500 pieces. A very nice debut in a series a little out of the ordinary, but not too far to alienate the more traditional collector. Available to order now.
THE GIANT SEAHORSE (Hippocampus ingens)
Also called the Pacific Seahorse, it is the only species of seahorse found in the eastern Pacific Ocean, and its only oceanic island population is centred around the isolated Galapagos Islands. They prefer to inhabit sub-tidal environments, rarely exceeding 60 metres in depth, such as coral and rocky reefs, mangroves, and segrass meadows.
Add this beautiful piece to your the beasts collection.!
|Weight (g)||1 oz (31.1)|
|Diameter||37.3 x 46.3 mm|
|Presentation case (box)||Yes Blisterpack|
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