SOS to the World - Endangered Animal Species - Giant Panda

Niue Islands 2014 - $1 - SOS to the World - Endangered Animal Species - Giant Panda - 17,5g LIMITED Silver Coin

2.000 of these coins were issued by Mint of Poland!
This silver proof coin comes with a digital printing and a Swarowski element, and is dedicated to endangered animals.
$92.43

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Country Niue Islands
Year 2014
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 1
Metal Silver - with Stone
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 17,5g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Mintage 2000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $92.43
Coin Story

The giant panda also known as panda bear or simply panda, is a bear native to south central China. It is easily recognized by the large, distinctive black patches around its eyes, over the ears, and across its round body. The name "giant panda" is sometimes used to distinguish it from the unrelated red panda. Though it belongs to the order Carnivora, the giant panda's diet is over 99% bamboo. Giant pandas in the wild will occasionally eat other grasses, wild tubers, or even meat in the form of birds, rodents or carrion. In captivity, they may receive honey, eggs, fish, yams, shrub leaves, oranges, or bananas along with specially prepared food. The giant panda lives in a few mountain ranges in central China, mainly in Sichuan province, but also in neighbouring provinces, namely Shaanxi and Gansu. As a result of farming, deforestation, and other development, the giant panda has been driven out of the lowland areas where it once lived.

Reverse Design

In the central part of the coin – two multi-coloured images of the giant panda. Above – an image of a map, showing the location of occurrence of the panda. Along the rim – inscriptions: ENDANGERED ANIMAL SPECIES (the name of the series), GIANT PANDA (the name of the coin).

Obverse Design

In the central part of the coin – a profile portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Below – inscriptions: Ag 999 (the hallmark), m/w (the mint mark). Along the rim – inscriptions: ELIZABETH II, NIUE ISLAND (the issuer), 1 DOLLAR (the face value), 2014 (the year of issue).

Packaging

The SOS to the World - Endangered Animal Species - Giant Panda silver coin comes encapsuled, in a beautiful presentation case, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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