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Centenary of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition: The Endurance - 2017 Unc. Cupro Nickel Centenary of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition: The Endurance - 2017 Unc. Cupro Nickel
Blue Squid - 2017 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel Coin

Blue Squid - 2017 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel Coin

Blue Squid - 2017 Blue Titanium Coin

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SKU
L1171100
  • 2017 990 Blue Titanium £2
  • Issued on behalf of South Georgia and Sandwich Islands
  • Issue: 7,500
  • Unique presentation box and certificate of authenticity
  • Also available as: Uncirculated Cupro Nickel
$49.00
 

The Colossal Squid has long been a creature from a sailor’s nightmare, appearing in folklore throughout the ages it has often been synonymous with the Kraken. A mighty beast notorious for dragging unwary men to their doom and emitting a foul stench that escapes from its lungs with each breath.

In reality, the Colossal Squid or Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni is not as ‘foul’ as the reputation that precedes it, but there is some truth to the legends. A feud exists between the Colossal Squid and the Sperm Whale who battle on an epic scale in the deep blue. Sperm whales are found covered in scars on their backs from the beaks of this squid and the beaks are found in large quantities inside the whale’s stomachs

These squids are incredibly elusive and little known to science. They can reach an estimated 14m in length and weigh up to 750kg but only a handful of juveniles have ever been formally recorded. A 5m specimen was caught on a longline off the coast of South Georgia at a depth of 1625m and it was so heavy that it couldn’t be brought aboard. They also have the largest documented eye in the animal kingdom (and that was from an immature female) with a diameter of over 30cm!

Pobjoy Mint thought it fitting to celebrate the life of such an unusual marvel of nature by releasing this commemorative coin in blue Titanium.

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Coin Year 2017
Government South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Coin Metal Titanium
Coin Effect Fifty Pence
Metal990 Blue Titanium £2
Diameter36.10mm
Weight10.00 gms
Issue Limit7,500

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UPDATE 01/09/21 FOR BRAZIL AND PERU: delivering to Brazil and Peru is temporarily enabled but with restrictions. Due to covid19 local postal services are having issues delivering to certain locations within these two countries and some parcels are getting lost. We are working towards finding a solution but in the meantime, we cannot guarantee safe delivery, the purchase is at buyer's discretion.


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