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Pilot Whale - 2017 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel

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L4463700
  • 2017 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel £2 Coin
  • Issued on behalf of South Georgia and Sandwich Islands
  • Issue: Unlimited
  • Unique presentation pouch
  • Also available as: Proof Sterling Silver
Regular Price $16.95 Special Price $9.95
 

Our popular Marine Life series just got bigger with the release of this new South Georgia and The Sandwich Islands coin featuring the Pilot Whale.

Pilot whales are large, robust animals with a bulbous head and no discernible beak. They are a member of the dolphin family, and are second only to the killer whale in size.

These intelligent marine mammals form extremely cohesive social bonds; stranding of several hundred pilot whales are not uncommon, and pod members will often stick close together and protect the matriarch of the group.

The pilot whale received its name due to a belief that the pod always follows a single leader, which although not scientifically proven, is commonly believed to be the reason for these tragic mass strandings.

The design on the coin shows a Pilot Whale in the foreground in the Antarctic waters with the head of a second whale appearing above the water. The top of a third whale can be seen just above the waterline in the background. 

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Coin Year 2017
Government South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Coin Metal Cupro Nickel
MetalUnc. Cupro Nickel £2
Diameter38.60mm
Weight28.28gms
Issue LimitUnlimited

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