Crabeater Seal - 2017 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel Coin

Product Code: L4464600

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Coin Highlights

  • 2017 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel £2 Coin
  • Issued on behalf of the British Antarctic Territory
  • Issue Limit: 10,000
  • Unique presentation pouch
  • Also available as: Blue Titanium

Description

Pobjoy Animal coins are always a popular collectable and those with a £2 value seem to be particularly desirable. This new coin features a mother seal and her pup resting on the pack ice while the father leaves to hunt. This coin is issued on behalf of the British Antarctic Territory and production is limited to 7,500 Blue Titanium and 10,000 Unc. Cupro Nickel.

The obverse features the Pobjoy exclusive effigy design of HM Queen Elizabeth II in exceptional detail.

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The Crabeater seal or Lobodon carcinophaga is found in a circumpolar distribution around the coast of Antarctica and is a mammal that despite its name does not feed on crabs. Its diet does include other crustaceans such as Krill which the seal, with their specially adapted sieve like teeth, are very proficient at hunting. The Crabeater Seal is by far the world’s most abundant seal and there are well over 7 million individuals.

Crabeaters move in a similar fashion to snakes and can reach speeds of 26kph on land over short distances. In the water they can swim at speeds of up to 12kmh and cover over 60km in a day. They congregate on the ice in groups of up to 1,000 individuals and in the water can be found swimming in unison in groups of several hundred.

Metal Uncirculated Cupro Nickel Coin
Diameter 38.60mm
Weight 28.28gms
Issue Limit 10,000

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