Ocean Predators - Great Barracuda

Niue Islands 2015 - $2 - Ocean Predators - Great Barracuda - 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Only 2.000 of these special coins have been issued by New Zealand Mint!
This silver coin is dedicated to great ocean predators.
$92.43

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Country Niue Islands
Year 2015
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 2
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Diameter 40 mm
Mintage 2000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $92.43
Coin Story

This stunning coin is the third release in the popular 'Ocean Predators' coin series from NZ Mint. The Great Barracuda, Sphyraena barracuda, is a predatory, ray-finned species of fish found all around the globe. Though predominantly located in surface water near harbours, estuaries and sheltered reef areas, the Barracuda can also be found in the open sea. A curious and fearsome-looking hunter, Barracudas have a diurnal and solitary nature. They are distinguished by a torpedo-shaped, green-to-blue toned body, that can grow up to 1.5 m (4.9 ft) in length and reach a weight of 23 kg (51 lb). The lower jaw juts out beyond the upper, and is lined with razor sharp teeth. Large eyes are set into the Barracuda’s pointed head, which combined with a strong tail fin gives the fish a streamlined appearance, enabling it to reach speeds in excess of 43 km/h (27 mph).

Reverse Design

The reverse depicts a finely engraved Great Barracuda, set within a porthole-inspired border design. A proof quality background is broken up by dynamic splashes of water, illustrating the speed of this powerful predator.

Obverse Design

The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Packaging

The Ocean Predators - Great Barracuda 1 oz Silver coin is packaged in a cylindrical shaped water-filled coin case. The colourful and shimmery outer packaging is inspired by the appearance of the Great Barracuda. When opened, the coin and Certificate of Authenticity are displayed.

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