The Sydney 2000 Olympics Five Dollar 'Great White Shark' Silver Coin is part of a collection containing 16 pieces. It was struck in sterling silver and were designed to represent both Australia's cultural history and environment. The set comprises of Festival of the Dreaming, Kangaroo, Early Settlement, Great White Shark, Immigrants, Frilled Neck Lizard, Commerce, Emu, Sports and the Arts, Koala, Sydney Harbour, Platypus, Opera House, Echidna, Air and Kookaburra. They are all in a Five Dollar denomination. The set was released in 2000 following the successful Olympic Games from Sydney, Australia.
The Great White Shark is the largest predatory fish on Earth. It can grow up to six metres long and weigh more than two tonnes. They are found in cool, coastal waters around the world. They have grey bodies with a white underbelly from which it derives its name. They are extremely streamlined with a very powerful tail giving them the ability to reach speeds of up to 24kmh. They have mastered different techniques of attacking depending on their prey. Mostly they will bite the rear and wait for them to bleed to death. Others they can dive with until they stop struggling. They are also able to leap from the surface to attack.
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