Blue Whale coin from South Georgia and Sandwich Islands

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13 March 2013
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The Blue Whale, the largest animal known to have existed, is celebrated on a new coin issued on behalf of South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands. ...
The Blue Whale, the largest animal known to have existed, is celebrated on a new coin issued on behalf of South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands. Pobjoy Mint has issued the blue coin, on behalf of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands - the coin is available in blue Titanium, with Cupro Nickel and Proof Sterling Silver versions also available.

The coin features an image of a Blue Whale with her calf swimming in the sea with the sun’s rays penetrating the water. The obverse of the coin carries a fine effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS with the obverse struck in reverse proof (with the effigy in Proof and the background frosted) to show the colour of the blue Titanium.

The Blue Whale

At 180 metric tons in weight, with a length of around thirty metres, the Blue Whale is the largest animal ever known to have existed. Until the beginning of the 20th century, Blue Whales were in most oceans around the world but hunting led the species almost to extinction, before it was banned in 1966.
 
To purchase the coin, visit the Pobjoy Mint website.

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