White Stork - Ciconia Ciconia

Kazakhstan 2012 - 100 Tenge - White Stork - Ciconia Ciconia - 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin

15.000 of these coins were issued by Mint of Poland!
This incredible coin with a gilded image of a white stork is dedicated to nature.
$69.03

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Country Kazakhstan
Year 2012
Face Value currency Tenge
Face Value number 100
Metal Silver - Gilded
Fineness 925/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Mintage 15000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case no
Price $69.03
Coin Story

The white stork (Ciconia ciconia) is a large bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. Its plumage is mainly white, with black on its wings. Adults have long red legs and long pointed red beaks, and measure on average 100–115 cm (39–45 in) from beak tip to end of tail, with a 155–215 cm (61–85 in) wingspan. The two subspecies, which differ slightly in size, breed in Europe (north to Finland), northwestern Africa, southwestern Asia (east to southern Kazakhstan) and southern Africa. The white stork is a long-distance migrant, wintering in Africa from tropical Sub-Saharan Africa to as far south as South Africa, or on the Indian subcontinent. When migrating between Europe and Africa, it avoids crossing the Mediterranean Sea and detours via the Levant in the east or the Strait of Gibraltar in the west, because the air thermals on which it depends do not form over water. A carnivore, the white stork eats a wide range of animal prey, including insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, small mammals and small birds. It takes most of its food from the ground, among low vegetation, and from shallow water. It is a monogamous breeder, but does not pair for life. Both members of the pair build a large stick nest, which may be used for several years. Each year the female can lay one clutch of usually four eggs, which hatch asynchronously 33–34 days after being laid. Both parents take turns incubating the eggs and both feed the young. The young leave the nest 58–64 days after hatching, and continue to be fed by the parents for a further 7–20 days.

Reverse Design

The reverse features a gilded image of the CICONIA CICONIA against the marshland, its typical habitat. You will also find the name of the bird in Kazakh and in Latin «CICONIA CICONIA». The lateral face is grooved.

Obverse Design

The obverse features the face value of the coin "100 Tenge"; the trademark of Kazakhstan Mint; "Ag 925 24 gr." as well as the standard of coinage and weight.

Packaging

The White Stork - Ciconia Ciconia coin comes encapsuled, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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