Art of Hunting - Elephant Hunting

Republic of Malawi 2011 - 20 Kwacha - Art of Hunting - Elephant Hunting - 28,28 LIMITED Silver Coin

3.000 of these coins were issued by Mint of Poland!
This silver coin comes with pad printing and is dedicated to the Art of Hunting.
$69.03

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Country Malawi
Year 2011
Face Value currency Kwacha
Face Value number 20
Metal Silver
Fineness 925/1000
Weight 28,28g
Dimensions 28 x 40 mm
Mintage 3000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case no
Price $69.03
Coin Story

Mint of Poland presents a new series of collector coins “Art of Hunting". The collection presents typical hunting scenes from various regions of the world.

The African elephant is the biggest land animal. It can measure 4 meters height and weighs between 7.5 – 8 tons. The difference between the African elephant and the Asian elephant is that the former has much bigger ears and a different head shape. There are two subspecies of the African Elephant: African savanna elephant and African bush elephant. The physiology of the African elephant is amazing. These elephants are said to be very intelligent animals. An elephant’s brain weighs about 6 000 g (about four times more than a human brain). This mighty giant has to eat about 400 kg of plant fare daily. His trunk – the most versatile organ in the whole animal world – is very useful while eating. It serves not only for reaching food but also for sniffing, touching things, making sounds and caressing. The elephant moves quickly (up to 40 km per hour), it treads silently and it steps unusually delicately on the tips of its fingers. The elephant’s skin is a very sensitive organ. Its tusks exceeding 3 meters in length and 100 kg each serve for digging up water holes, plucking trees with roots, and lifting and removing various obstacles. It is surprising that, just like human beings who are left- or right-handed, among elephants there are also specimens which prefer using their right or left tusk. Aside from loud blowing, elephants can also emit sounds which are inaudible for human beings – low tones, infrasound, used to communicate at a distance of 3 kilometers. In the past the African Elephant inhabited the whole African territory. Today they can be encountered between the latitude of 12° north and 20° south. There are about 20 0000 specimens. The African Elephant lives in Sudan, East Africa and Congo. It can still be encountered in Rhodesia and it was almost completely killed off in the Republic of South Africa. Elephants are endangered species. Unfortunately, because of ivory and its value elephants are a constant target for poachers. Nowadays the African Elephant is protected by the Washington Convention (CITES) provisions.

Reverse Design

At the top of the coin - an image of the African Bush Elephant presented in the pad printing technique. On the left side – an image of two hunters . In the background - the landscape of a savannah with the Acacia trees, grass and a lake.

Obverse Design

At the top of the coin - an inscription in English: The Art of Hunting. Below - an image of a dog, pointer breed, in a hunting position. At the bottom - the face value 20 kwacha, underneath it the mark of the mint (m/w), between the digits of the face value the national emblem of the Republic of Malawi. Underneath, the name of the issuer in English - Republic of Malawi.

Packaging

The Art of Hunting - Elephant Hunting silver coin comes encapsuled, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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