2018 Sperm Whale Silver Proof Coin. The majestic sperm whale, a gentle giant and tourist attraction around Kaikoura on New Zealands east coast of the South Island is celebrated in this latest coin issue. Sperm whales are quite long lived, with females taking about 30 years to reach physical maturity, and larger males up to 50 years. Females wont start breeding until they are around 9 years of age, and they then only give birth to one calf every five years.Females calves usually stay with their mums pod for life, while males will split off after around four years, at which point it will often form a pod with other young males until they reach sexual maturity at around 18 years of age. In this detailed coin design, a mother and her calf can be seen diving in the deep oceans off the coast of Kaikoura. In the background is the majestic Mt Fyffe and the seaward Kaikoura ranges. This 1oz silver proof coin has had enamel syringed onto its surface to create the glossy coating of water. This coin is housed within an acrylic block that is a continuation of the scene depicted on the coin itself.
Packed snugly into a baby blue, leatherette case, this collectable will add a dash of colour and intrigue to your collection. Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom.
Sperm whale and calf off the Kaikoura coast with transparent blue enamel. Hannah Stancliffe-White, New Zealand Post. The item "New Zealand 2018 1 OZ Silver Proof Dollar Coin Sperm Whale Coin" is in sale since Tuesday, October 31, 2017. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\New Zealand". The seller is "silvergoldbullion" and is located in Auckland.
This item can be shipped worldwide.