2017 South Georgia 1/3 oz Blue Titanium Squid
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Common to folklore and nightmares, the Colossal Squid is elusive to science and awe inspiring.
- Contains .3183 oz of Titanium.
- Comes in the original mint box with a certificate of authenticity.
- Mintage of only 7,500 coins.
- Obverse: Displays an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exclusive to Pobjoy Mint.
- Reverse: Features a colossal squid swimming in the sea surrounded by an eddy of water.
- Minted on behalf of the South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands by Pobjoy Mint.
This coin is a fantastic addition to any numismatic collection. Add this 2017 South Georgia 1/3 oz Blue Titanium Squid coin to your cart today!
The Colossal Squid has long been a creature from a sailor’s nightmare, appearing in folklore throughout the ages it has often been synonymous with the Kraken. A mighty beast notorious for dragging unwary men to their doom and emitting a foul stench that escapes from its lungs with each breath.
In reality the Colossal Squid or Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni is not as "foul" as the reputation that precedes it, but there is some truth to the legends. A feud exists between the Colossal Squid and the Sperm Whale who battle on an epic scale in the deep blue. Sperm whales are found covered in scars on their backs from the beaks of these squid and the beaks are found in large quantities inside the whale’s stomachs
These squid are incredibly elusive and little known to science. They can reach an estimated 14m in length and weigh up to 750kg but only a handful of juveniles have ever been formally recorded. A 5m specimen was caught on a longline off the coast of South Georgia at a depth of 1625m and it was so heavy that it couldn’t be brought aboard. They also have the largest documented eye in the animal kingdom (and that was from an immature female) with a diameter of over 30cm!
Due to the difficulty of striking Titanium coins and the fact that Titanium reacts differently with every strike, each Blue Squid coin is technically different from all others. There is also a lined effect that is present on the coins which is unique to this metal.
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