The Zalophus, better known as the Sea Lion, is the second issue in the APMEXclusive® 3-Coin North American Predators series. Each 2 oz Silver coin comes in an antique finish and includes a ceramic canine tooth, adding intensity to the primitive sea lion.
This coin is the follow up to the highly successful first in the series Gray Wolf!
- Contains 2 oz of .999 fine Silver in an antique finish.
- Limited mintage of 500 coins.
- Comes in a wooden box with a certificate of authenticity.
- Obverse: Displays a profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as well as the country of issue and face value.
- Reverse: Features a close-up of a sea lion with his jaws open displaying his teeth and is highlighted by a ceramic canine tooth, inlaid by hand.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Cook Islands.
Having a low limited mintage and containing 2 oz of .999 fine Silver, this North American Predators coin is perfect for collectors. Add this 2 oz Silver Sea Lion coin to your cart today!
Sea lions are sea mammals characterized by external ear flaps, long foreflippers, the ability to walk on all fours and they have short, thick hair. Sea lions feed on a wide variety of seafood, mainly squid and various fish, and sometimes clams. These predators use their ability to quickly maneuver in the water to catch their next meal. The strength in their massive jaws allows them to forcibly grab and hold onto their prey as they swim through the depths of the coastal waters. Sea lions have been known to cooperate with other predators such as dolphins, porpoises and seabirds when hunting large schools of fish.
Sea lions differ in size, shape and coloration between males and females. Males are typically around 8 feet long and weight up to 700 pounds. Male’s pelage, or fur, ranges from light brown to black. Females are typically around 5.9 feet long and weight up to 220 pounds. Female’s pelage is a tawny brown, but can be temporarily light gray or silver after molting.
Sea lions are highly intelligent mammals. They have demonstrated the ability to understand simple syntax and hand signaled commands. Sea lions have been used in military applications by the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program, including detecting naval mines and roping enemy divers. This intelligence makes them a fierce predator for sea life in the coastal waters.