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PAVIAN OLIVE BABOON Beautiful African Wildlife Silver Coin 1000 Francs Niger 2013


The "Beautiful African Wildlife" series is dedicated to amazing creatures living in the african continent. This second pure silver issue is dedicated to olive baboon also called the Anubis baboon from the Egyptian god Anubis who was represented by a dog head resembling the dog-like muzzle of the baboon. The coin is enriched by a yellow agate gemstone. Mintage extremely limited to 500 pcs only!

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Olive Baboon
Baboons are African and Arabian Old World monkeys. The've species are some of the largest nonhominoid members of the primate order.
They range in size and weight depending on species. All baboons have long, dog-like muzzles, heavy, powerful jaws with sharp canine teeth, close-set eyes, thick fur except on their muzzles, short tails, and rough spots on their protruding buttocks, called ischial callosities. These calluses are nerveless, hairless pads of skin that provide for the sitting comfort of the baboon.
Like other baboons, the olive baboon has an elongated, dog-like muzzle. In fact, along with the muzzle, the animal's tail and four-legged gait can make baboons seem very canine. The tail almost looks as if it is broken, as it is erect for the first quarter, after which it drops down sharply. The bare patch of a baboon's rump, famously seen in cartoons and movies, is a good deal smaller in the olive baboon.

  • CountryNiger
  • Year2013
  • Face Value1000 Francs
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)500
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
The coin’s reverse features an adult olive baboon and his baby in colour, against an African savannah backdrop. The upper reverse comprises a sun representation as yellow agata gemstone, the inscription 'BEAUTIFUL AFRICAN WILDLIFE' and the 2013 year-date. The coin’s obverse depicts the Coat of Arms of Republic of Niger and the face value.