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MAKO SHARK Ocean Predators Silver Coin 1 Oz 2$ Niue 2016


This amazing 1 oz coin in pure silver 999 is issued to capture the greatness of one of the most terrifying ocean predators: the shark. This release from the New Zealand Mint, is issued by Niue Island in 2016.

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Mako Shark
The Mako Shark, also called Isurus in the scientific community, is an incredible and extremely fast beast. Today, there are only two living species of Mako remaining. They are called the Longfin Makos and the Shortfin Makos.
The largest is the Longfin with a length of about 4.5 meters (14ft) and adults weigh in around 170 kilograms (375 pounds). Shortfin sharks are usually about half this size and weight.
Both species are easily identified due to their strange (and mean looking) teeth. These teeth are visible even when their mouths are closed. For simple identification, the Mako tends to look like a smaller version of the Great White Shark.
This shark loves jumping out of the water. Scientists still aren’t sure why they do this, but it’s theorized that they are searching for prey over the water surface.

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2016
  • Face Value2 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)2.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The reverse design depicts an engraved Mako Shark with mouth open wide to seize its prey. This dramatic image is set within a porthole border design. The obverse design features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.