Wildlife in Need - Siberian Tiger

Tuvalu 2012 - $1 - Wildlife in Need - Siberian Tiger - 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!
$127.53

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Delivery time 1 - 2 days

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 $127.53
Coin Story

The Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica), also known as the Amur tiger, is a tiger subspecies inhabiting mainly the Sikhote Alin mountain region with a small population in southwest Primorye Province in the Russian Far East. In 2005, there were 331–393 adult and subadult Amur tigers in this region, with a breeding adult population of about 250 individuals. The population had been stable for more than a decade due to intensive conservation efforts, but partial surveys conducted after 2005 indicate that the Russian tiger population is declining. The Siberian tiger and Bengal tiger subspecies rank among the biggest living cats. A comparison of data on body weights of Siberian tigers indicates that up to the first half of the 20th century both males and females were on average heavier than post-1970 ones. Today's wild Siberian tigers are lighter than Bengal tigers. Their reduced weight as compared to historical Siberian tigers may be due to a combination of causes: when captured, they were usually sick or injured and involved in a conflict situation with people.

Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse depicts a magnificent Siberian Tiger and cub in colour, set against a winter forest landscape. The lower reverse comprises a struck design showing a pair of supporting hands. The inscription WILDLIFE IN NEED – SIBERIAN TIGER 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 - Siberian Tiger silver coin comes encapsuled in a presentation case (+ a signature box), with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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