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2017 Great Migrations - Humpback Whale 1oz Silver Proof Coin

The Great Migrations – Humpback Whale 1oz Silver Coin features in this exciting collection which celebrates one of nature's most impressive wonders, when populations of animals start their great annual migration, covering vast distances in search for food, mating partners or shelter

$107.50

Code: 1262
 
 
 

Humpback whales arguably make the longest documented migration of any mammal. They spend their summer months feeding in polar waters, but with the onset of winter, food becomes scarce and the water becomes too cold. So, they migrate an average of 2,500km to tropical waters to breed and give birth, then make the same journey back.

With almost no rest along the way, they can cover over 1,600km per month. Young calves making their first migratory journey conserve their energy by riding the slipstream of their mother's wake.

The coins reverse shows an engraved illustration of a pod of Humpback whales, gliding gracefully through the ocean. A few whales have been highlighted in colour, bringing further interest.

This stunning coin comes in a compact printed rectangular coin case, which incorporates an impressive, printed scene of this great migration. The uniquely numbered Certificate of Authenticity is included in the packaging.

The New Zealand Mint will release no more than 3,000 of the 2017 Great Migrations Humpback Whale 1oz Silver Proof Coin.


Product Code: 30-00548

Metal Content (Troy oz) 1

Monetary Denomination (Niue) 2

Fineness (% purity) 99.9

Nominal Diameter (mm) 40.00

Maximum Mintage: 3,000

 
 
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