South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands 2013 - Weddell Seal - Uncirculated Cupro Nickel Coin

Product Code: L4457200

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Coin Highlights

  • New 2013 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel £2 coin
  • Issued on behalf of the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
  • Issue: Unlimited
  • Unique presentation pouch
  • Also available as Proof Sterling Silver £2 coin

Description

Pobjoy Mint’s renowned animal coins are enhanced by the addition of this beautiful coin issued on behalf of the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Government. Depicting a delightful Weddell Seal pup, this Uncirculated Cupro Nickel coin is the perfect addition to any coin collection.

Available in both Proof Sterling Silver and Uncirculated Cupro Nickel, each coin has been finished to the exacting standards of Pobjoy Mint. The precious metal coins have all been struck four times to produce the superlative Pobjoy Proof finish with the delightful seal pup contrasted in striking relief.

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The obverse of the coin carries an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS. Ian Rank-Broadley is one of the foremost sculptors working today. His effigy of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II has appeared on all UK coinage since 1998 and the Pobjoy Mint has exclusive use of the ‘uncouped’ effigy that appears on the obverse of these collector’s coins.

Featuring the adorable Weddell Seal Pup

The Weddell Seal is native to Antarctica and lives further south than any other mammal. Discovered and named in the 1820s during expeditions led by James Weddell, the British sealing captain, this seal is remarkable for its ability to survive the bitter Antarctic winters. During this season they spend most of the time in the water to avoid the blizzards and can be spotted with only their heads poking through breathing holes in the ice. This practice also helps them avoid their main predators, orcas and leopard seals.

Weddell seals can dive down to 2,000 feet (610) meters and can remain underwater for up to 45 minutes. However, like all marine mammals they must surface to breathe and if natural openings are not available, these industrious seals use their teeth to open and maintain ice holes.

Seal pups are normally born in September or October and are silver or golden as young before taking on the adult grey colours. By two weeks of ages they are more than able to swim, and as very vocal animals both pups and adults can make themselves heard to other seals far below the ice when necessary.

As with the other Pobjoy Mint coins, the Uncirculated Cupro Nickel edition comes in a unique presentation pouch, perfect for safekeeping.

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US Postage:

USA delivery charges:
- $0 - $79.99 = $5.00
- $80.00-$149.99 = $7.50
- $150.00-$229.99 = $10.00
- $230.00-$499.99 = $15.00
- $500.00-$749.99 = $20.00
- $750.00-$999.99 = $25.00
- $1000 - $4999.99 = $35.00
- $5,000 + = $50.00

North and South America (Excl USA) delivery charges:
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- $50.00-$99.99 $15.00
- $100.00-$199.99 $20.00
- $200.00-$499.99 $30.00
- $500.00-$999.99 $50.00
- $1000 - $4999.99 + $100.00

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Metal Uncirculated Cupro Nickel £2 coin
Diameter 38.60mm
Weight 28.28gms
Issue Limit Unlimited