Wildlife Protection - Otocolobus Manul

Mongolia 2014 - 500 Togrog - Wildlife Protection - Manul - 1oz LIMITED Antique Finish Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 2.500 of these very special coins have been issued by Coin Invest Trust!
This antique finish silver coin is dedicated to nature and its inhabitants.
$364.78

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Country Mongolia
Year 2014
Face Value currency Togrog
Face Value number 500
Metal Silver - with Stone
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Edge Serrated
Mintage 2500
Quality Antique-Finish
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case no
Price $364.78
Coin Story

The fifth instalment of the award winning Wildlife Protection series issued by Mongolia shows the charming Manul. The silver coin is traditionally minted in antique finish, high relief and features two dark green SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS representing the cat’s gleaming eyes. The Manul, also known as Pallas’ cat (Otocolobus manul), is a small, unique, and little-known wild cat inhabiting the Central Asian steppes. Harsh, wind-swept, and often featureless landscapes have resulted in special adaptations that allow the Manul to cope with these circumstances. The cats are plump and short-legged, albeit no larger than a domestic cat. The ears are short and placed far apart creating a flat-headed appearance. Dense, long fur emphasises the stout body shape. Even the eyes are unusual among cats, always maintaining a round shape. Manuls therefore, lack the characteristic slotted “cat-eyes”. Like most small cat species, Manuls live solitary lives. The days are spent in burrows or small caves. Come nightfall however, Pallas’ cats leave their dens and hunt the grassy fields for gerbils, pikas, other rodents and small birds. Natural predators, such as eagles and large carnivorous mammals occasionally prey on Manuls. Unfortunately however hunters and poachers represent the biggest threat to this amiable feline.

Reverse Design

The reverse depicts a Manul. The coin is very detailed and beautifully designed, a true piece of art. It comes in an antique finish and is also equipped with two Swarowski elements (the eyes).

Obverse Design

The obverse represents the Bank of Mongolia emblem and the inscriptions indicating the face value of the coin, its issuing country, metal purity and weight.

Packaging

The Wildlife Protection - Manul coin comes encapsuled with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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