First coin of the new series "Lunar...
This beautiful 1 Oz Silver coin is the sixth release in the “Kings of the Continents” series and features the Australian Saltwater Crocodile. A smart and patient predator that waits for the right moment to attack his prey. The coin has remarkable colors, has a Proof quality and comes in a lovely case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 5.000 pcs worldwide.
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Availability date: 03/30/2017
Saltwater Crocodile The saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), also known as the estuarine crocodile, Indo-Pacific crocodile, marine crocodile, sea crocodile or informally as saltie, is the largest of all living reptiles, as well as the largest riparian predator in the world. Males of this species can reach sizes up to at least 6.30 m (20.7 ft) and possibly up to 7.0 m (23.0 ft) in length. However, an adult male saltwater crocodile rarely reaches and exceeds a size of 6 m (19.7 ft) weighing 1,000 to 1,200 kg (2,200–2,600 lb). Females are much smaller and often do not surpass 3 m (9.8 ft). As its name implies, this species of crocodile can live in marine environments, but usually resides in saline and brackish mangrove swamps, estuaries, deltas, lagoons, and lower stretches of rivers. They have the broadest distribution of any modern crocodile, ranging from the eastern coast of India, throughout most of Southeast Asia, and northern Australia.
The reverse of the coin features a coloured Saltwater Crocodile with its mouth wide open. On the bottom of the reverse, the inscription: “1 oz 999 Fine Silver” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “TWO DOLLAR” - the face value, “NIUE” – the issue country and “2017” – the issue year.