Time for the next silver bullion coin to debut and Perth-based coin producer, Treasures of Oz have stepped up to the plate with the follow-on coin to last years Kakahi Yellowfin Tuna. This second coin in what we’ve seen suggested is a 12-coin series (uncorroborated), features the Great White Shark.

This isn’t the first Great White Shark silver bullion coin to go on sale recently as the Perth Mint debuted a half-ounce coin through APMEX earlier in the year which turned out to be a hit. This coin has a far more dynamic design, and if the quality is up to par, we can see this being equally popular.

At the moment APMEX have this up for pre-order stating a release date of 15 January, but this isn’t an exclusive to them and will be available at most bullion dealers upon release. If your dealer of choice stocks the Yellowfin Tuna coin, chances are they’ll have this also. The previous coin was known for its low premium over the spot price, and hopefully that will continue. This should also be the coin that banishes any quality complaints that surround the tuna coin. The Highland Mint have something to prove with this one, and the design lends itself well to a clean strike.

REVERSE: A Great White Shark turning with shoals of fish in the background. At the top the inscription MOKOHA – GREAT WHITE SHARK, and at the bottom the inscription TOKELAU, representing the issuing country.

OBVERSE: Depicts the Ian Rank Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II over the Tuluma, a wooden fishermans tackle box that is the national symbol of the New Zealand run island of Tokelau. Surrounding this are inscriptions of the name, issuing state, date, denomination, and purity.

PACKAGING: Individual coins will ship in a plastic sleeve (or encapsulated). Multiple coins are sold in tubes of 20, or monster boxes of 500.

SPECIFICATION
DENOMINATION $5 NZD
COMPOSITION 0.999 SILVER
WEIGHT 31.1 g
SIZE 38.6 mm
FINISH BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED
MINTAGE T.B.C. (POSSIBLY 500,000)
MINTED BY HIGHLAND MINT
PACKAGING PLASTIC SLEEVE / 20 COIN TUBES / 500 COIN MONSTER BOX