The 2017 Colossal Squid Blue Titanium Coin

The 2017 Colossal Squid Blue Titanium Coin
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Code:  L1171100
Brand:  Pobjoy Mint Limited

Shipping Weight:  90g

Key Features

  • Issued on behalf of South Georgia and Sandwich Islands
  • Struck in 990 Blue Titanium
  • Available in a plush presentation case
  • Limited issue of 7,500
  • New effigy design of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exclusively by Pobjoy Mint
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The 2017 Colossal Squid Blue Titanium Coin Coin Quality

The Colossal Squid has long been an animal from a sailor's nightmare, appearing in folklore throughout the ages it has actually often been synonymous with the Kraken. A magnificent beast infamous for dragging unwary men to their doom and emitting a foul stench that comes from its lungs with each breath.

In reality, the Colossal Squid or Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni is not as 'foul' as the reputation that precedes it, however there is some fact to the legends. A feud exists between the Colossal Squid and the Sperm Whale who battle on an impressive scale in the deep blue. Sperm whales are found covered in scars on their backs from the beaks of this squid and the beaks are found in big quantities inside the whale's stomachs.

These squids are incredibly elusive and unfamiliar to science. They can reach an estimated 14m in length and weigh as much as 750kg but only a handful of juveniles have actually ever been officially recorded. A 5 meter specimen was caught on a long line off the coast of South Georgia at a depth of 1625 meters and it was so heavy that it could not be brought aboard the boat. They likewise have the largest documented eye in the animal kingdom (and that was from a young female) with a size of over 12 inches!

Pobjoy Mint believed it fitting to commemorate the life of such an uncommon marvel of nature by releasing this commemorative coin in blue Titanium. Due to the trouble of striking Titanium coins and that Titanium reacts differently with every strike, each Colossal Squid coin is technically different from all others. There is likewise a lined effect that exists on the coins which is unique to this metal.

Denomination£2
Metal990 Titanium
Size36.10mm
Weight10.00gms
QualityUncirculated
Mintage7,500
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1kg - 2kg Free £7.00 £4.00 £8.00 £13.25
2kg - 3kg Free - £6.00 £10.00 £31.95
3kg - 4kg Free - £8.00 £11.00 £31.95
4kg - 5kg Free - £9.00 £14.00 £31.95
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10kg - 20kg Free - - - £49.50
 
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Colosal Squid Blue
Sunday, 2 April 2017  | 

Beautiful coin, day by day they are making better titanium coin. Great coin, great value. Island & Stamp is the best store in coin market

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