Wildlife Protection - Hamster

Mongolia 2015 - 500 Togrog - Wildlife Protection - Hamster - 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.
$186.03

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Country Mongolia
Year 2015
Face Value currency Togrog
Face Value number 500
Metal Silver - with Stone
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Mintage 2500
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $186.03
Coin Story

Campbell's dwarf hamster (Phodopus campbelli) is a species of hamster in the genus Phodopus. It was given its common name by Oldfield Thomas in honour of W.C. Campbell, who collected the first specimen in Mongolia on July 1, 1902. It is distinguished from the closely related Djungarian hamster as it has smaller ears and no dark fur on its crown. Campbell's dwarf hamster typically has a narrow dorsal stripe compared to the Djungarian hamster and grey fur on the stomach. In the wild, the breeding season for Campbell's dwarf hamster varies by location. For example, the breeding season begins towards the middle of April in Tuva and towards the end of April in Mongolia. However, in captivity, there is no fixed breeding season and they can breed frequently throughout the year. Females are usually sexually mature at two months of age and the gestation period is typically 20 days. Campbell's dwarf hamster is crepuscular, along with all species of Phodopus and is active throughout the year. Campbell's dwarf hamsters are omnivores, and so feed on both plant and insect material. Campbell's dwarf hamster inhabits burrows with four to six horizontal and vertical tunnels in the steppes and semi deserts of central Asia, the Altai mountains, autonomous areas of Tuva and the Hebei province in northeastern China. This hamster is listed as of Least Concern by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It is native to China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russian Federation.

Reverse Design

The reverse depicts a Cambell's Hamster. 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 - Hamster coin comes encapsuled, with a presentation case and a Certificate of Authenticity.

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