The “Wildlife in Need” coins series supports the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) ongoing conservation and protection efforts for endangered and threated species. A donation of $1.99 is made to the WWF for every “Wildlife in Need” coin purchase.
The Orangutan is characterized by its ape-like shape, shaggy red fur, long arms and grasping hands and feet. This ‘man of the forest’ is now only found on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra in south-east Asia.
The destruction of habitats through commercial logging, forest clearance for oil palm plantations and agriculture, have contributed to this animal’s need for protection. In addition, uncontrolled fires and human exploitation present further challenges. It is more important than ever to safeguard the future of this well-loved species.
* Struck from 99.9% pure Proof Silver
* Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
* Presentation Packaging
* The 2012 Orangutan has an extremely limited mintage of only 5,000!
The coin’s reverse features an adult Orangutan and baby in color, against a forest backdrop. The lower reverse comprises a struck design showing a pair of supporting hands with a bamboo motif. The inscription WILDLIFE IN NEED – ORANGUTAN is also incorporated into the design.
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the coin’s obverse depicts the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2012 year-date.
Each coin and set is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Each coin is housed in a display case with illustrated shipper.
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