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CHEETAH DNA Elements of Life 2 Oz Silver Coin 2000 Francs Congo 2014


DNA is the vital base of all creatures on Earth. What can be a better symbol for the protection of endangered species than conserving their unique DNA? Mint achieved the impossible: extracting real DNA and conserve it in a coin - without harming the animal at all!
This stunning 2 Oz pure silver coin is first of "Elements of Life" series. Embedded into the coin is a vial containing Cheetah D.N.A.

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The cheetah is the world's fastest land mammal. With acceleration that would leave most automobiles in the dust, a cheetah can go from 0 to 60 miles (96 kilometers) an hour in only three seconds. These big cats are quite nimble at high speed and can make quick and sudden turns in pursuit of prey.
This big cat is a daylight hunter that benefits from stealthy movement and a distinctive spotted coat that allows it to blend easily into high, dry grasses.
When the moment is right a cheetah will sprint after its quarry and attempt to knock it down. Such chases cost the hunter a tremendous amount of energy and are usually over in less than a minute. Cheetahs need only drink once every three to four days.
Female cheetahs typically have a litter of three cubs and live with them for one and a half to two years. Young cubs spend their first year learning from their mother and practicing hunting techniques with playful games. Male cheetahs live alone or in small groups, often with their littermates.
Most wild cheetahs are found in eastern and southwestern Africa. Perhaps only 7,000 to 10,000 of these big cats remain, and those are under pressure as the wide-open grasslands they favor are disappearing at the hands of human settlers.

  • CountryCongo
  • Year2014
  • Face Value2000 Francs
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)62.2 (2 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)50
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)999
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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The 2oz silver coin in dazzling proof will show the actual Cheetah, that the DNA was extracted from. The stunning portrait features the typical strong and pride look of big cats. The well-known DNA double helix is of course also depicted on the coin, together with year of issue (2013) and the name of the series: "Elements of Life". The obverse depicts the nominal value and the Democratic Republic of the Congo emblem.