GORGEOUS STERLING SILVER COIN Comes in Box with Certificate of Authenticity Mintage limited to only 2000 coins! ALSO AVAILABLE IN TITANIUM & CUPRO-NICKEL. The Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina) is one of the two extant species of elephant seals. It is both the largest pinniped and member of the order Carnivora living today, as well as the largest Antarctic seal. The seal gets its name from its great size and the large proboscis of the adult males, which is used to make extraordinarily loud roaring noises, especially during the mating season. Instantly recognizable by the large, inflatable proboscis, the male southern elephant seal is the biggest seal in its family. They are able to propel themselves quickly as fast as 8 km/h (5.0 mph) in this way for short-distance travel, to return to water, to catch up with a female, or to chase an intruder. This New 2017 coin depicts a male and female Elephant Seal while sitting on a beach, which is one of the most popular places to find any elephant seals in the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands. Show more The largest sub-population is in the South Atlantic, with more than 400,000 individuals, including about 113,000 breeding females on South Georgia; the other breeding colonies of the Atlantic sub-population are located on the Falkland Islands and Valdes Peninsula in Argentina (the only continental breeding population). Please see our other listings for. More great coins & treasures. The item “2017 ELEPHANT SEAL Sterling SILVER Proof Coin South Georgia/Sandwich Islands” is in sale since Tuesday, December 20, 2016. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Commemorative”. The seller is “son-montuno” and is located in Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Certification: Mint Issued COA
- Year: 2017
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Composition: .925 Sterling Silver