Wildlife in Need - Black Rhinoceros

Tuvalu 2012 - $1 - Wildlife in Need - Black Rhinoceros - 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Only 5.000 of these special coins were issued by Perth Mint!
This silver proof coin is dedicated to Wildlife in Need.
Also, $1.99 gets donated to the WWF for every coin sold!
$115.83

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Country Tuvalu
Year 2012
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 1
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Diameter 40,6 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Mintage 5000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $115.83
Coin Story

The Black Rhinoceros is characterised by its sizeable frame and distinctive horns. This magnificent species is thought to have poor sight, but a good sense of smell and hearing, and is believed to live between 40 to 50 years of age. Over time, the poaching of the animal for its horns has escalated and remains the creature’s greatest threat. The Black Rhinoceros is classified as critically endangered, and one subspecies, the Western Black Rhinoceros, was declared extinct by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources in 2011. Political instability and wars have also severely hampered rhinoceros conservation work in Africa. This situation has exacerbated the trade in rhino horn and increased incidents of poverty-induced poaching. Habitat loss and changes have also contributed to the population’s decline. It is now more important than ever to safeguard the future of this unique species.

Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse features an adult Black Rhinoceros and calf in colour, against an African savannah backdrop. The lower reverse comprises a struck design showing a pair of supporting hands. The inscription WILDLIFE IN NEED – BLACK RHINOCEROS is also incorporated into the design.

Obverse Design

Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian-Rank Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2012 year-date.

Packaging

The Wildlife in Need - Black Rhinoceros silver coin comes encapsuled in a presentation case (+ a signature box), with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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