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WOLF CARIBOU Predator Prey Yin Yang Palladium Silver Coin 5$ Cook Islands 2014


Amazing coin issued by Cook Islands in 2014, made of 1oz of pure .999 silver Black Palladium plated, it is first one of Predator - Prey series. Features a stunning design with a stylized wolf, the predator, and a caribou (reindeer), the prey, over a yin-yang background. Mintage extremely limited to 2000 pcs worldwide.

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Predator-Prey relationships
A predator is an organism that eats another organism. The prey is the organism which the predator eats. Some examples of predator and prey are lion and zebra, bear and fish, and fox and rabbit. The words "predator" and "prey" are almost always used to mean only animals that eat animals, but the same concept also applies to plants: Bear and berry, rabbit and lettuce, grasshopper and leaf.

Predator and prey evolve together. The prey is part of the predator's environment, and the predator dies if it does not get food, so it evolves whatever is necessary in order to eat the prey: speed, stealth, camouflage (to hide while approaching the prey), a good sense of smell, sight, or hearing (to find the prey), immunity to the prey's poison, poison (to kill the prey) the right kind of mouth parts or digestive system, etc. Likewise, the predator is part of the prey's environment, and the prey dies if it is eaten by the predator, so it evolves whatever is necessary to avoid being eaten: speed, camouflage (to hide from the predator), a good sense of smell, sight, or hearing (to detect the predator), thorns, poison (to spray when approached or bitten), etc.

The fastest lions are able to catch food and eat, so they survive and reproduce, and gradually, faster lions make up more and more of the population. The fastest zebras are able to escape the lions, so they survive and reproduce, and gradually, faster zebras make up more and more of the population. An important thing to realize is that as both organisms become faster to adapt to their environments, their relationship remains the same: because they are both getting faster, neither gets faster in relation to the other. This is true in all predator-prey relationships.

  • CountryCook Islands
  • Year2014
  • Face Value5 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)2.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)No

Amazing design with black palladium plating high relief to provide a contrasting effect that can see the coins look change as the position of the light source moves. Each of the animals, one of which is placed on each half of the Yin-Yang symbol, is done in a Tribal tattoo style and the final result is extremely effective. The coin obverse depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Elizabeth II.