The Whale Shark is the definition of a giant. The largest living species of fish today, the Whale Shark is a slow-moving creature that filters water through its massive jaws to capture plankton and other small fish to sustain its massive size, with the largest recorded member of the species reaching 62 feet in total length. The Whale Shark now debuts as the second design of the Giants of the Galapagos Islands Series. Today, 2021 1 oz Reverse Proof Silver Solomon Islands Giants of the Galapagos Islands Whale Shark Shaped Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you in a beautiful presentation booklet!
- Second design of the Silver Giants of the Galapagos Islands Collection!
- Impressive, shaped visuals!
- Mintage limited to 2,500 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver.
- The face value of $2 is fully backed by the Solomon Islands.
- On the obverse of the coin is Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse depicts the whale shark slowly swimming the waters off the Galapagos.
- Individual serial numbers.
Whale sharks live in a rather narrow range of ocean when the entire breadth of the world’s seas are taken into account. The fish have been found to live only in tropical waters where the temperature of the water never dips below 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Not only is the whale shark the largest fish in the world, but it is also one of the longest-lived animals as well. Researches have studied the vertebral growth bands of the species and found that the average lifespan runs anywhere from 80 to 130 years.
All of these 2021 1 oz Reverse Proof Silver Solomon Islands Giants of the Galapagos Islands Whale Shark Shaped Coins are available to you with reverse proof visuals. A reverse proof coin flips the visual fields of a typical proof, delivering a mirrored design strike above a frosted background field. The coins are packaged individually in this release with a trifold presentation booklet. The booklet offers full-color graphics of the whale shark and detailed information on both the species and this collection. Additionally, these coins have an individual serial number that is reflected both on the coin itself and the included presentation booklet.
On the obverse of 2021 Silver Solomon Islands Giants of the Galapagos Coins is a bust of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty features in right-profile relief with her portrait set between various clusters of undersea corals. The unique serial number assigned to the coin also features on this side as a number between 0001 and 2500.
The reverse face of 2021 1 oz Reverse Proof Solomon Islands Giants of the Galapagos Whale Shark Shaped Coins includes the whale shark design. As the massive fish swims through the corals of the Pacific Ocean near the Galapagos Islands, its large frame extends beyond the traditional round shape of the coin. In particular, its snout and tail fin protrude from the round field of the coin.
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