SOS to the World - Endangered Animal Species - Grevy's Zebra

Niue Islands 2014 - $1 - SOS to the World - Endangered Animal Species - Grevy's Zebra - 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.
$104.13

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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 $104.13
Coin Story

The Grévy's zebra (Equus grevyi), also known as the imperial zebra, is the largest extant wild equid and the largest and most endangered of the three species of zebra, the other two being the plains zebra and the mountain zebra. Named after Jules Grévy, it is the sole extant member of the subgenus Dolichohippus. The Grévy's zebra is found in Kenya and Ethiopia. Compared with other zebras, it is tall, has large ears, and its stripes are narrower. The Grévy's zebra lives in semi-arid grasslands where it feeds on grasses, legumes, and browse; it can survive up to five days without water. It differs from the other zebra species in that it does not live in harems and has few long-lasting social bonds. Male territoriality and mother–foal relationships form the basis of the social system of the Grévy's zebra. This zebra is considered to be endangered. Its population has declined from 15,000 to 3,000 since the 1970s. However, as of 2008, the population is stable.

Reverse Design

In the central part of the coin – two multi-coloured images of the Grevy’s zebra in the bosom of nature. Above – an image of a map, showing the location of occurrence of the zebra. Along the rim – inscriptions: ENDANGERED ANIMAL SPECIES (the name of the series), GREVY’S ZEBRA (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 - Grevy's Zebra silver coin comes encapsuled, in a beautiful presentation case, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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