Art of Hunting - Fox Hunting

Republic of Malawi 2012 - 20 Kwacha - Art of Hunting - Fox Hunting - 28,28 LIMITED Silver Coin

4.000 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 2012
Face Value currency Kwacha
Face Value number 20
Metal Silver
Fineness 925/1000
Weight 28,28g
Dimensions 28 x 40 mm
Mintage 4000
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 red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is the largest of the true foxes, is being distributed across the entire northern hemisphere from the Arctic Circle to North Africa, Central America, and the steppes of Asia. This small predator is considered harmful to native mammal and bird populations. Because of that is listed among the "world's 100 worst invasive species”. For this reason it is the normal prey animal of a fox hunting in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe. It is originated in its current form in the United Kingdom in the 16th century. There is an activity involving the tracking, chase, and sometimes killing of a fox, by trained foxhounds or other scent hounds, and a group of followers led by a master of foxhounds, who follow the hounds on foot or on horseback. Fox hunts are the setting for many social rituals, but the hunting itself begins when hounds are "cast" (put into) rough or brushy areas called coverts, where foxes often lay up during daylight hours or when they hear dogs moving toward them. The hounds pursue the trail of the fox and the riders follow, by the most direct route possible. Since this may involve very athletic skill on the part of horse and rider alike, fox hunting is the origin of traditional equestrian sports. The hunt continues until either the fox evades the hounds, goes to ground or is overtaken and usually killed by the hounds. In the case of Scottish hill packs or the gun packs of Wales and upland areas of England, the fox is flushed to guns. In the UK, where the fox goes to ground , terriers may be entered into the earth to locate the fox so that it can be dug down to and killed. The sport is controversial, particularly in the UK, where bans were introduced for Scotland in 2002, then for England and Wales in November 2004.

Reverse Design

In the background - the staging of the fox hunting with the images of hunters on horseback and hunting dogs. On the left side – the image of the fox presented in the pad printing technique.

Obverse Design

At the top of the coin - the inscription in English: THE ART OF HUNTING. Below - the image of the dog, pointer breed, in a hunting position. In the central part of the coin inscriptions - the face value ONE DOLLAR (in words) and Ag 925 (metal) . Below it, the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the mint’s mark (m/w). At the bottom, the name of the issuer: Niue Island.

Packaging

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

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