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VULTURE GYPS FULVUS Predator Hunter Silver Coin 1000 Shillings Tanzania 2014


The "Predator Hunters" series is dedicated to particular hunter creatures of animal world. This third silver issue is dedicated to the Vulture (Gyps Fulvus). Mintage extremely limited to 1000 pcs only!

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Gyps Fulvus
The Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) is a large Old World vulture in the bird of prey family Accipitridae.
The Griffon Vulture is 93–122 cm (37–48 in) long with a 2.3–2.8 m (7.5–9.2 ft) wingspan. In the nominate race the males weigh 6.2 to 10.5 kg (14 to 23 lb) and females typically weigh 6.5 to 11.3 kg (14 to 25 lb), while in the Indian subspecies (G. f. fulvescens) the vultures average 7.1 kg (16 lb).

Extreme adult weights have been reported from 4.5 to 15 kg (9.9 to 33.1 lb), the latter likely a weight attained in captivity. Hatched naked, it is a typical Old World vulture in appearance, with a very white head, very broad wings and short tail feathers. It has a white neck ruff and yellow bill. The buff body and wing coverts contrast with the dark flight feathers.

  • CountryTanzania
  • Year2014
  • Face Value1000 Shillings
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)925/1000
  • Weight (g)20
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)1.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
The coin’s reverse features an adult GYPS FULVUS landing near a carcass. The coin’s obverse depicts the Coat of Arms of Republic of Tanzania and the face value.