2016 Cook Islands 2 oz Silver North American Predators Sea Lion

2016 Cook Islands 2 oz Silver North American Predators Sea Lion

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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!

Coin Highlights:
  • 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.


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Posted By:Bob

From:Allegheny Cty, Pa

Date:Jul 2, 2016

Superb series !

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It was a good pairing when Apmex teamed up with the German based mint BH Mayer to produce this series. This second release, the Sea Lion coin is extremely well done, the engraved detail and antique finish are superb. Adding the ceramic tooth on these coins was a great idea, it really differentiates these from many of the other antique finished wildlife coins that are being produced. I'm glad they decided on a 2oz version on the larger 50 mm diameters, works well. Super nice coin.

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  • Collectible (lower mintage)
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  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:Yankee513

From:Dallas, TX

Date:May 13, 2016


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Amazing design, really the most beautiful coin in my collection.

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  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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