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When surfers, fishermen, and water activity enthusiasts think about their worst nightmare, the Great White Shark often comes to mind. Noted for its ferocious feeding frenzies and immense size, this apex predator is featured on the 2015 Silver Tokelau Great White Shark Coin, available now from Silver.com.
- The second release of a 12-coin series series behind the Yellowfin Tuna.
- Contains 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Carries a face value of $5 (NZD) backed by the government of Tokelau.
- Ships in protective plastic sleeve (individual), plastic mint tubes (20s), or mint Monster Boxes (500s).
- Estimated total mintage of 500,000.
The Great White Shark is a dominant force in the world’s oceans. Found in waterways along both coasts of the United States, the Mediterranean Sea, South Africa, Japan, and Australia, this marine predator has no natural predators other than the orca. A truly prehistoric beast, the Great White Shark has occupied the world’s oceans for 16 million years.
Tokelau is a small island territory of New Zealand that consists of three atolls with a combined landmass of just four square miles. This particular coin is the second release in a planned 12-coin series celebrating the biodiversity of the South Pacific, and follows the 2014 release of a Yellowfin Tuna coin.
On the reverse side of each 2015 Silver Tokelau Great White Shark coin is the image of the marine predator. Shown swimming with its jaws agape through a school of fish, the fierce nature of the beast is visible in its depiction. Engravings include “Mokoha-Great White Shark” and “Tokelau.”
The obverse bears Ian Rank-Broadley’s right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Unlike other New Zealand coins, the Queen’s image is not alone on this side. A Tumulu, the national symbol of a Tokelau, is featured below her image. Engravings include the weight, purity, and metal content of the coin, as well as its face value.
If you have any questions about New Zealand silver coins, a Silver.com associate will be happy to help. You can reach us at 888-989-7223, online using our live chat service, or via email.