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SHARK TOOTH Fossilized Great White Shark 1 Oz Silver Coin 5$ Tokelau 2014


First 1 oz Silver coin issue featuring a real and genuine shark tooth. Each coin contains the tip of a fossilized shark tooth in a specially designed capsule. The teeth are said to have originated from 40 – 55 million years ago and were found in Morocco. Mintage of only 1.000 pieces worldwide.

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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.

  • CountryTokelau
  • Year2014
  • Face Value5 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)1.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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The coin's reverse depicts an image of a Shark and the inscription "The Great White Shark". The coin's obverse depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the issue country, the issue date 2014, the weight and the fineness of the Silver and the face value. The coin features a real tip of a fossilized shark tooth in a specially designed capsule.