First Titanium Whale Issue from 2013 Sold Out
- Extremely Rare Blue Titanium Legal Tender Coin
- Produced in Britain by the only manufacturer of Titanium coins
- New effigy design of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exclusively by Pobjoy Mint
- Pobjoy Mint High Quality Proof Finish on Silver Coin
- Available in Proof Sterling Silver and Unc. Cupro Nickel
After the successful sell-out of the 2013 issue of the Blue Whale by Pobjoy Mint, we are delighted to announce the release of a new 2017 Blue Titanium coin on behalf of the South Georgia and The Sandwich Islands Government that features the ever so popular Blue Whale once more.
Blue whales are the largest animals ever known to have lived on Earth. These magnificent marine mammals rule the oceans at up to 100 feet long and upwards of 200 tons. Their tongues alone can weigh as much as an elephant. Their hearts, as much as an automobile. They have a broad, flat head and a long, tapered body that ends in wide, triangular flukes.
They reach these mind-boggling dimensions on a diet composed nearly exclusively of tiny shrimplike animals called krill. During certain times of the year, a single adult blue whale consumes about four tons of krill a day.
Their color is true blue underwater, but on the surface their coloring is more a mottled blue-gray. Their underbellies take on a yellowish hue from the millions of microorganisms that take up residence in their skin. Blue whales live in all the world’s oceans, occasionally swimming in small groups but usually alone or in pairs. They often spend summers feeding in polar waters and undertake lengthy migrations towards the Equator as winter arrives.
Due to the difficulty of striking Titanium coins and the fact that Titanium reacts differently with every strike, each blue whale coin is technically different from all others. There is also a lined effect that is present on the coins which is unique to this metal. The coin has also been produced in Uncirculated Cupro Nickel and Proof Sterling Silver.
The design on the coin shows an adult Blue Whale with her calf swimming in the sea surrounded by small fish just above the sea bed. The adult whale’s tail fin appears above the water line in front of the rising sun. The obverse of the coin features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exclusively by Pobjoy Mint.
The Cupro Nickel coin is shipped in a unique Pobjoy Mint blue presentation pouch. The Proof Silver and Titanium coin are shipped encapsulated in an acrylic capsule for protection and housed in a stunning red box with a Certificate of Authenticity.
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