Kings of the Continents - King Cobra Silver Coin
  • Kings of the Continents - King Cobra Silver Coin
  • Kings of the Continents - King Cobra Silver Coin
  • Kings of the Continents - King Cobra Silver Coin

Kings of the Continents - King Cobra Silver Coin

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The King Cobra 1 oz Silver Coin marks the third release in the popular Kings of the Continents Coin Collection, which portrays some of the most dominant and revered animals on each continent. The 1 oz Fine Silver Coins in this collection are of a stunning contemporary-style design, combining colour with engraving.

The King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is named after the 11 large scales on its head, resembling a King’s crown and can grow up to 7.3m (24 feet) long. This awe-inspiring snake is found in Asia; India, southeastern China, the Malay Peninsula, Indonesia, and the Philippine Islands. This high impact 1 oz coin shows venomous King Cobra rearing up to strike its prey against a remote wilderness backdrop.

The coin is encased in an elegant themed box which slides open to reveal the coin nestled in a black velvet interior. The uniquely numbered certificate of authenticity sits within the packaging.

The Kings of the Continents – King Cobra 1 oz Silver Coin has a limited worldwide mintage of only 5,000 and is a must for coin collectors.

Strike now and secure your King Cobra coin from New Zealand Mint.

Style Number: 30-00467

Precious Metal:
Silver Coins
Weight:
1 oz

Technical Specifications

  • Coin Metal: 999 Fine Silver
  • Coin Weight: 1 oz
  • Coin Finish: Proof / Coloured
  • Coin Diameter: 40mm (Nominal)
  • Coin Edge: Milled
  • Coin Denomination: $2
  • Year of Issue: 2016
  • Coin Mintage: 5,000
  • Effigy: Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  • Country of Issue: Niue

Coin Story

The King Cobra is the third animal to feature in our brand new “Kings of the Continents” coin collection, which portrays some of the most dominant and revered animals on each continent.

King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah), named after the 11 scales on its head (instead of after its’  11 large scales on his head ) resembling a King’s crown, is the longest venomous snake on the planet and can grow up to 7.3m (24 feet) long. This awe-inspiring snake is found in Asia; India, southeastern China, the Malay Peninsula, Indonesia, and the Philippine Islands. Being great climbers and excellent swimmers, their preferred spots are ponds and streams in rain forests.

Fast moving and with amazing agility, the King Cobra hunts and eats small mammals,  lizards and birds as well as other snakes.

The only snake in the world to make a nest for its eggs, the female King Cobra makes an intricate nest of leaves, and remains in the nest until the young hatch. New-born snakes leave their nests as soon as they have hatched.

The King Cobra has two deadly fangs in the front of his mouth, used to inject venom into its prey. The venom is mostly comprised of neurotoxins, which attack the central nervous system. Only one fatal bite by the King Cobra is enough to cause paralysis or coma, leading to respiratory failure and death. 

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