Endangered Species - Black Rhinoceros

Niue Islands 2014 - $2 - Endangered Species - Bengal Tiger - 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Only 2.000 of these special coins have been issued by New Zealand Mint!
This silver coin is dedicated to endangered species.
$76.05

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Country Niue Islands
Year 2014
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 2
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Diameter 40,7 mm
Mintage 2000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $76.05
Coin Story

In the early 20th century the Black Rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis, was the most plentiful of all Rhino species across the African continent. Between 1970 and 1992, their numbers were severely reduced by over 95% due to organised poaching and black market demand for their horns. By 1993, only 2,300 survived in the wild. Intensive anti-poaching efforts over recent years have had encouraging results, however, the increase in numbers is slow. In 2013, the IUCN estimated that approximately 5,055 Black Rhinoceros live in Eastern and Central Africa.

Reverse Design

This relief engraving captures a delightful vista of the African grasslands. In the foreground, an endangered Black Rhinoceros dips its head to drink from a water hole. The scene is mirrored in the finely engraved water.
Obverse Design

This features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Packaging

The Endangered Species, Black Rhinoceros 1oz Silver coin comes packaged inside a crate-shaped inner coin case, which sits inside a rhino-skin textured outer packaging.

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