Silver Ounce 2021 Nile Crocodile, Coin from Solomon Islands - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2021 Nile Crocodile, Coin from Solomon Islands
CoinSilver Ounce 2021 Nile Crocodile

Apart from its regular circulating coinage, Solomon Islands has authorised a number of private mints to issue collector coins in precious metals, which are legal tender in the country but are not intended for general circulation. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes - typically, one ounce of silver (abbreviated as 1 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum). These are usually dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to the country itself.

The Nile Crocodile Silver Coin is part of the Animals of Africa Series from PAMP Suisse, which features coins shaped as the animals they depict.

The Mint says about it:
Africa’s most awesome denizens of the Animal Kingdom are the beasts of a fascinating continent rich with distinctive habitats and ecosystems unlike any found on earth. Each coin in this series is meticulously shaped to depict its namesake animal and minted with exceptional detail in 1oz of 999.9 pure silver. The Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) is native to freshwater habitats within 26 African countries.

MintPAMP Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,500
Obverse
Solomon Islands / Silver Ounce 2021 Nile Crocodile - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2021.

The portrait and the surrounding rim with the inscription are small and are in the right part of the obverse.

On the left, on two lines the precious metal content: 1 OZ 999.9 Ag (one troy ounce of 99.99% silver); at centre, the unique serial number of the coin.

The background is patterned as crocodile scales.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2021
Reverse
Solomon Islands / Silver Ounce 2021 Nile Crocodile - reverse photo

The reverse is a realistic depiction in relief of a Nile crocodile.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: the coin is sealed in a protective capsule and housed in an attractive display folder, which is printed with a Certificate of Authenticity.
PAMP SKU: ZAGFC00880

See also

Solomon Islands coins with special shapes made by PAMP (ordered by size / series / year):
- 2 oz Silver, Ocean Predator - Great White Shark, 2021
- 2 oz Silver, Ocean Predator - Polar Bear, 2021
- 2 oz Silver, Ocean Predator - Killer Whale, 2022
- 2 oz Silver, Dinosaurs of North America - Tyrannosaurus Rex, 2021
- 2 oz Silver, Dinosaurs of North America - Stegosaurus, 2022
- 2 oz Silver, Dinosaurs of North America - Triceratops, 2022
- 2 oz Silver, America the Free - Statue of Liberty, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Hunters of the Deep - Great White Shark, 2019
- 1 oz Silver, Hunters of the Deep - Great Hammerhead Shark, 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Hunters of the Deep - Tiger Shark, 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Hunters of the Sky - Bald Eagle, 2019
- 1 oz Silver, Hunters of the Sky - Red-Tailed Hawk, 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Hunters of the Sky - Horned Owl, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Santa Claus, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, U.F.O., 2020
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Giants of the Galápagos - Giant Seahorse, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Giants of the Galápagos - Whale Shark, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Giants of the Galápagos - Galápagos Tortoise, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Animals of Africa - African Elephant, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Animals of Africa - African Lion, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Animals of Africa - Nile Crocodile, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Animals of Africa - Black Rhino, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Guitar Pick, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Fender Telecaster Electric Guitar, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar - Black Colour, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar - Surf Green Colour, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Nutcracker, 2021

All (32) coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Ounce 2014 Matryoshka 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2014
Silver Ounce 2016 Matryoshka 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS $5 1 oz Ag 999
Silver Ounce 2017 Matryoshka 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS $5 1 oz Ag 999
Silver Ounce 2019 Matryoshka - Father Frost and Snow Maiden 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS $5 1 oz Ag 999
Silver Ounce 2019 Great White Shark 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Bald Eagle 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2019
Silver Ounce 2020 Great Hammerhead Shark 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Matryoshka - Father Frost 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS $5 1 oz Ag 999
Silver Ounce 2020 Tiger Shark 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Red-Tailed Hawk 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Horned Owl 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Giant Seahorse 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Santa Claus 2,020 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · SOLOMON ISLANDS · 2 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2020 U.F.O. 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2020
Silver Ounce 2021 Matryoshka - Snow Maiden 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS $5 1 oz Ag 999
Silver Ounce 2021 Whale Shark 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Galápagos Tortoise 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 African Elephant 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 African Lion 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Nile Crocodile 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Guitar Pick 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS
Silver Ounce 2021 Fender Telecaster 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · SOLOMON ISLANDS · 2 DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Fender Stratocaster 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · SOLOMON ISLANDS · 2 DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Nutcracker 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · SOLOMON ISLANDS · 2 DOLLARS · 1 OZ AG 999.9 · 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Spirit Animals - Grizzly Bear 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · SOLOMON ISLANDS · 2 DOLLARS · 1 OZ AG 999.9 · 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Spirit Animals - Electric Fox 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · SOLOMON ISLANDS · 2 DOLLARS · 1 OZ AG 999.9 · 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Spirit Animals - Bison 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · SOLOMON ISLANDS · 2 DOLLARS · 1 OZ AG 999.9 · 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Retrofuturism - Rocket 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2021
Silver Ounce (x2) 2021 Bull vs Bear 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · SOLOMON ISLANDS · 2 DOLLARS · 1 OZ AG 999.9 ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Matryoshka - Father Frost 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS $5 1 oz Ag 999
Silver Ounce 2022 Black Rhino 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS 2 DOLLARS 2022
Silver Ounce 2022 Fender Stratocaster 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · SOLOMON ISLANDS · 2 DOLLARS 2022
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Silver Ounce 2021 Nile Crocodile: Details
CountrySolomon Islands
CurrencySolomon Islands Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,500
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeIrregular
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size21.1 - 75 mm
Thickness2.900 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDWMRA-OQPC-NBNA-EYPL
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