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GREAT WHITE SHARK Ocean Predators Silver Coin 1 Oz 2$ Niue 2012


Amazing coin in pure silver 999 is issued to capture the greatness of one of the most terrifying predators in the world: the white shark. This release from the New Zealand Mint, is issued by Niue Island in 2012.

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White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias)
Colour: Grey or bronze above and white below.
Habitat: White Sharks are found worldwide in temperate, coastal waters. In Australia they have been recorded from southern Queensland to the north-west of Western Australia.
Diet: Juveniles eat squid and other fishes. Adults eat larger animals like seals, dolphins and dead whales.

Interesting White Shark Facts:
This powerful predator can grow to at least 6 m in length and weigh 3000 kg. Numbers are thought to be declining and this species is now protected in all Australian state and territorial waters and in many places around the world.

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2012
  • Face Value2 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40.7
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)5.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The coin reverse depicts a high relief, finely engraved figure of a Great White Shark. The engraving is complemented by colour printing, a porthole style border and unique bite-marks piercing through the coin. The coin obverse depicts the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, sovereign of the Commonwealth and Niue.