|Mint Mark:||Not Shown|
|Metal Content:||1 troy oz|
|Manufacturer:||New Zealand Mint|
Mintage of only 2,500 coins!
This $2 coin depicts the Florida Alligator in select gilding. It has a Proof finish and contains 1 oz .999 Silver. Comes with a unique water-filled presentation box and numbered Certificate of Authenticity!
The Alligator has been described as a "living fossil," having survived for 200 million years, beginning in the Mesozoic Era. The name Alligator is an Anglicized form of El Lagarto, the Spanish term for "Lizard" which early Spanish explorers and settlers in Florida called the Alligator. That is one big Lizard! A large adult American Alligator weighs about 800 pounds and has a length of 13 feet long!