The seventh release in the Endangered Species coin collection features one of the rarest of the bear family, the Giant Panda. This peaceful creature with its distinctive black and white coat is found in high altitude forests in the mountains of central China and fewer than 1,000 are believed to exist.
Pandas generally eat in a relaxed, seated posture. While they may appear sedentary, they are skilled tree-climbers and efficient swimmers for their size.
Solitary by nature, Giant Pandas have a highly developed sense of smell that can be used to avoid a rivals territory or find the opposite sex during mating season. At birth, a cub will weigh only 125 g (4.5 oz), around 1/900th the weight of its mother.
While statistics are hard come by due to this animal’s private nature, less than 1,000 Giant Pandas are now left in the wild. Urban development has increasingly fragmented and isolated populations, all the while reducing the Panda’s access to food sources. Poaching remains an ever present threat. While over 50 Panda reserves have been established, this only protects around 61% of the total population.
* Struck from 1 ounces of 99.9% pure Proof Silver.
* Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
* Presentation Packaging
* The 2016 Giant Panda Silver Proof has a limited mintage of only 2,000!
This relief-engraved Silver Coin shows an endangered Giant Panda feeding with its cub. The scene is mirrored in the finely engraved water. The coin comes packaged in a unique wild life wooden crate coin case. The Endangered Species – Giant Panda 1 oz Silver Coin has a limited worldwide mintage of only 2,000 coins.
Issued as Niue legal tender, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2016 year-date and the monetary denomination are shown on the coin’s obverse.
The Endangered Species, Giant Panda 1 oz. Silver coin comes packaged inside a wooden crate coin case and printed outer packaging. Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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