2021 Cayman Islands Marlin

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  • Series: Cayman Sea Life
  • Weight: 1 Troy oz
  • Purity: .9999 Silver
  • Diameter: 39mm
  • Issue Year – 2023
  • Legal Tender in Cayman Islands
  • Proof Like
  • Mintage: 25,000


Nestled in the turquoise embrace of the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands boast a rich history entwined with the mysteries of the deep blue.

These islands, with their pristine beaches and vibrant coral reefs, have long been a haven for marine life enthusiasts and adventure seekers. Amidst the azure expanse, the Marlin, a regal denizen of the open sea, holds a special place in the heart of Caymanians.

The history of the Cayman Islands is a tale of seafaring exploration and cultural diversity. Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1503, these islands have witnessed the ebb and flow of various influences, from Spanish rule to becoming a British Overseas Territory.

The Marlin, a majestic creature that graces the warm waters around the Cayman Islands, is an iconic symbol of strength and speed. With its elongated body, distinctive bill-like snout, and a dorsal fin that can stretch majestically skyward, the Marlin is a marvel of marine evolution. There are several species of marlins, including the renowned Blue Marlin, White Marlin, and Striped Marlin, each possessing its unique characteristics.

Renowned as one of the fastest fish in the ocean, marlins are adept predators, capable of reaching speeds of up to 82 miles per hour (132 km/h). Their agility and streamlined bodies make them extraordinary hunters, often using their bills to slash through schools of smaller fish. Marlins are highly migratory, covering vast distances in their oceanic journeys, and are known for their epic ocean-spanning migrations.

The Blue Marlin, a legendary denizen of the deep, holds a special place in the maritime lore of the Cayman Islands. With its vibrant cobalt-blue hues, immense size, and a distinctive spear-like bill, the Blue Marlin is a mesmerizing sight in the azure waters that surround these Caribbean islands.

Known scientifically as Makaira nigricans, this species of marlin is not only an apex predator but also a symbol of power and grace in the marine world.

The Blue Marlin is an oceanic wanderer, covering vast expanses of open sea during its migrations. Some individuals traverse entire ocean basins, a testament to their remarkable navigational abilities. Renowned as a highly prized game fish, the Blue Marlin attracts anglers from around the globe, drawn by the challenge of taming one of the largest and fastest fish in the ocean.

Beyond its significance in sportfishing, the Blue Marlin is deeply ingrained in the cultural fabric of the Cayman Islands. Representing the untamed spirit of the Caribbean waters, the Blue Marlin captures the imagination of locals and visitors alike.

Its portrayal in the Cayman Islands' imagery, including coins and symbols, pays homage to the indomitable force and captivating beauty of this marine marvel.

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