Fifth and Final Coin in the “Wildlife in Need” Series
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 Siberian Tiger is considered among the largest of cats, and lives primarily in Eastern Russia and limited areas of China and North Korea. This imposing animal is easily recognized by its magnificent striped coat, which is used as camouflage. No two tigers will have the same patterning.
Females give birth to litters of two to six cubs, which they raise without the male mate. Cubs cannot hunt until they are approximately 18 months old, and remain with their mothers for two to three years, after which, they disperse to find their own territory.
Sadly, poaching is still a threat to Siberian Tigers, as they are prized by trophy hunters and their body parts are still used in traditional Chinese medicine. Increased logging, construction of roads, forest fires, and inadequate law enforcement, also continue to threaten the survival of this species.
* Struck from 99.9% pure Proof Silver
* Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
* Presentation Packaging
* The 2012 Siberian Tiger has an extremely limited mintage of only 5,000!
The coin’s reverse depicts a magnificent Siberian Tiger and cub in color, 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.
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.
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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