The fourth edition of the successful...
This beautiful 1 Oz Silver coin is the third release in the “High Relief Animals” series and features an incredible endangered species - the Snow Leopard. The coin features the Smartminting technology, has an incredible design, has an Antique Finish quality and comes in a case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 999 pieces worldwide.
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Availability date: 11/30/2017
The snow leopard or ounce (Panthera uncia syn. Uncia uncia) is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species because, as of 2003, the size of the global wild population was estimated at 4,080–6,590 adults. Fewer than 2,500 individuals may be reproducing in the wild. As of 2016, estimates for the size of the global population vary from at least 4,080 to about 8,700 individuals. Snow leopards inhabit alpine and subalpine zones at elevations from 3,000 to 4,500 m (9,800 to 14,800 ft). In the northern range countries, they also occur at lower elevations. Taxonomically, the snow leopard has been classified as Uncia uncia since the early 1930s. Based on genotyping studies, the cat has been considered a member of the genus Panthera since 2008. Two subspecies have been attributed, but genetic differences between the two have not been settled.
The coin’s reverse features an incredible High Relief image of a pack of Snow Leopards in a typical south-Asian mountainous landscape. On the top of the reverse, the inscription: “SNOW LEOPARD” – the name of the coin. On the bottom, the inscription: “2017” – the year of issue. The obverse of the coin features the Mongolian Coat of Arms and the inscriptions: “500 TOGROG” – the face value, “MONGOLIA” – the issuing country and “1 OZ .999 SILVER” – the weight and fineness of the Silver.