Ocean Predators - Mako Shark Silver Coin
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Watch out for this aggressive predator coming at you on this stunning silver coin design. The Ocean Predator - Mako Shark 1 oz Silver coin features the dramatic engraved image of a Mako Shark with mouth open wide to seize its prey, set within a porthole border design.
This beautifully designed coin is packaged in a cylindrical shaped water-filled coin case in keeping with the characteristics for this coin collection. When opened the coin and Certificate of Authenticity is displayed.
The Ocean Predators - Mako Shark 1 oz Silver coin has a limited worldwide mintage of only 2,000 and is a must for coin collectors.
Style Number: 30-00407
- Coin Metal: 999 Fine Silver
- Coin Weight: 1 oz
- Coin Finish: Proof/Coloured
- Coin Diameter: 40 mm (Nominal)
- Coin Edge: Milled
- Coin Denomination: $2
- Year of Issue: 2016
- Coin Mintage: 2000
- Effigy : Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
- Country of Issue : Niue
The Shortfin Mako Shark, may be found in oceans around the globe. The name ‘Mako’ originally came from the Maori language of New Zealand, meaning either ‘shark’ or ‘shark tooth’. This apex predator is a brilliant metallic blue in colour with a distinct white underside, allowing it to camouflage itself when hunting. Prey may include fish, other Sharks, Sea Turtles, Seals, and even Sea Birds. A Mako Shark will hunt from below, before lunging vertically upwards to tear chunks off their prey before they have even been noticed.
The Mako can reach speeds of up to 70 kph (43 mph) due to its streamlined nose and high body temperature, making it the fastest shark species. An average adult specimen will measure 1.5 – 2.5 m (5 - 8 ft) in length, however, larger examples have been caught measuring just under 4 m (13 ft) and weighing 600 kg (1,300 lb).
Mako Sharks will travel thousands of kilometres to seek a mate. They are aggressive predators who will not hesitate to attack when their territory is invaded or they are provoked. There have even been instances of Sharks biting and battering boats.
Mako Sharks can leap up to 6 m (20 ft) out of the water into the air.
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