Amazing silver coin made of 2 oz of...
This attractive 5 Oz Silver coin is the second issue in the “Big Five” series and features a beautiful close-up of an Elephant, known to be one of the most intelligent animals on Earth. The coin has an incredible high relief and an Antique Finish quality, comes packed in a beautiful luxury wooden case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to only 999 pieces worldwide.
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Availability date: 05/15/2017
Elephantidae is a family of large, herbivorous mammals collectively called elephants and mammoths. These are terrestrial large mammals with a snout modified into a trunk and teeth modified into tusks. Most genera and species in the family are extinct. Only two genera, Loxodonta (African elephants) and Elephas (Asiatic elephants), are living. The family was first described by John Edward Gray in 1821, and later assigned to taxonomic ranks within the order Proboscidea. Elephantidae have also been revised by various authors to include or exclude other extinct proboscidean genera.
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The reverse of the coin depicts a beautiful Elephant, unfortunately one of the most hunted species of the world due to its extremely high illegal Ivory traffic. On top of the reverse, the inscription: “5 OZ .999 AG” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver and on the left, the inscription: “MAUQUOY” – the Belgian Mint, “HAUT-RELIEF” – means high relief in French and finally “ELEPHANT” – the name of the coin. The obverse of the coin depicts the Coat of Arms of the Ivory Coast and the inscriptions: “REPUBLIQUE DE COTE D’IVOIRE” – the issue country and “5000 FRANCS CFA” – the face value.