Rare Wildlife - The White Lion

Malawi 2009 - 50 Kwacha - Rare Wildlife - The White Lion - 2oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Only 2.500 have been issued by Numiscollect!
This silver coin comes with Swarowski elements and is dedicated to rare wildlife!
$139.23

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Country Malawi
Year 2009
Face Value currency Kwacha
Face Value number 50
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 2oz - 62,2g
Dimensions 42 x 42 mm
Mintage 2500
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity no
Presentation Case no
Price $139.23
Coin Story

Series of coins dedicated to rare wildlife. Species that exist in the wild under 1000 individuals.
The white lion is occasionally found in wildlife reserves in South Africa and is a rare color mutation of the Kruger subspecies of lion (Panthera leo krugeri). It has been perpetuated by selective breeding in zoos around the world. White lions are not yet a separate subspecies and they have been said to be indigenous to the Timbavati region of South Africa for centuries, although the earliest recorded sighting in this region was 1938. White lions are not albinos. Their white color is caused by a recessive gene known as the chutiya or color inhibitor gene, distinct from the albinism gene. They vary from blonde through near-white.

Reverse Design

The reverse depicts the rare white lion. Its eyes are crystalized Swarowski elements. The name of the lion is featured on the coin.

Obverse Design

The obverse features the coat of arms of Malawi, the denomination and the Ian-Rank Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.

Packaging

The Rare Wildlife - The White Lion silver coin comes encapsulated.

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