About the Design:
The Marlin is an icon of the deep sea sport of game fishing. Known to be incredibly fast swimmers, Marlin can reach speeds of around 110 kilometers per hour (68 mph) and in the case of the Black Marlin, lengths of up to 5 meters (16 feet). This silver coin features the Fijian effigy, a country famous for its game fishing. Each coin comes with a certificate of authenticity issued by New Zealand Mint and has a strictly limited mintage of only 5,000. Obverse;
The obverse of the coin features the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, sovereign of the Commonwealth and Fiji, along with the year of issue (2009) and the denomination of $2..00Reverse:
The reverse features a high quality colour image of a Marlin with its iconic elongated body, spear-like snout and rigid dorsal fin. This is surrounded by a finely engraved rope border and the heading 'Game Fish of the Pacific Ocean'. A beautifully crafted depiction of a Marlin appears within the heading itself, while below the image a second inscription breaks up the circular border. Limited Mintage :
The Game Fish of the Pacific Ocean - Marlin coin is struck from 1 oz of pure silver. No more than 5,000 coins will be issued by the New Zealand Mint. Each coin is legal tender of Fiji. Presentation
This beautiful coin comes uniquely packaged in a blue compact box featuring 3-dimensional water ripples that flow across the top like the Pacific Ocean where these game fish live. Each coin comes complete with a certificate of authenticity issued by New Zealand Mint.
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