Silver Two Ounces 2022 Killer Whale, Coin from Solomon Islands - detailed information

Silver Two Ounces 2022 Killer Whale, Coin from Solomon Islands
CoinSilver Two Ounces 2022 Killer Whale

Apart from its regular circulating coinage, Solomon Islands has authorised a number of 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 - including two ounces of silver (abbreviated as 2 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 2022 2 oz Killer Whale Silver Coin is the third and final issue in a three-coin Ocean Predator series of specially shaped coins.

The Mint says about it:
The Ocean Predators coin series highlights creatures infamous for their predatory moves in an environment that is as hostile as it is serene to humankind! For the third and final coin in the Ocean Predators series, this coin features the Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) which can live up to 80 years old and weigh up to 6 tons - about the size of a school bus! Social creatures who make many different communication sounds, make no mistake - the Orca is one of the ocean’s deadliest predators.

Individually serialised with a mintage of only 1,500 coins.

MintPAMP Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,500
Obverse
Solomon Islands / Silver Two Ounces 2022 Killer Whale - 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 tiny 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 · 5 DOLLARS ·.

The background represents a map of the Solomon Islands

Above right, the unique serial number of the coin.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · SOLOMON ISLANDS · 5 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Solomon Islands / Silver Two Ounces 2022 Killer Whale - reverse photo

The reverse design features a "killer whale" (Orca) breaching the water and lunging outside of the border of the coin.

Around above, 999.9 SILVER 2 OZ (two troy ounces of 99.99% silver), below which the date of issue 2022.

Reverse Inscription 999.9 SILVER 2 OZ 2022
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof-like.
Packaging: the coin is sealed in a custom shaped capsule and housed in an attractive display folder, which is printed with a Certificate of Authenticity.
PAMP SKU: S-MKS-2OCEANPREDWHALE

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, 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, Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar - Surf Green Colour, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Fender Telecaster Electric Guitar, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar - Black Colour, 2021

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Silver Two Ounces 2022 Killer Whale: Details
CountrySolomon Islands
CurrencySolomon Islands Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,500
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeIrregular
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size46.8 - 51 mm
Thickness3.200 mm
Mass62.200 g
OCC IDRWKZ-OJNC-QYVB-OXGL
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