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WOOLY MAMMOTH Tusk Prehistoric 2 Oz Silver Coin 1500 Francs Niger 2015


Unique 2 oz silver coin dedicated to an animal species become extinct thousands of years ago: the Wooly Mammuthus. A real piece of prehistoric fossilized Mammoth tusk is inserted in this beautiful coin and the skin effect is made with an elaborate colour application. It represents a piece of our history, that you can bring with you. Low mintage 975 pcs worldwide.

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Wooly Mammoth
The woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) was a species of mammoth, the common name for the extinct elephant genus Mammuthus. The woolly mammoth lived during the Pleistocene epoch, and was one of the last in a line of mammoth species, beginning with Mammuthus subplanifrons in the early Pliocene. The woolly mammoth diverged from the steppe mammoth about 400,000 years ago in eastern Asia. Its closest extant relative is the Asian elephant. The appearance and behaviour of this species are among the best studied of any prehistoric animal because of the discovery of frozen carcasses in Siberia and Alaska, as well as skeletons, teeth, stomach contents, dung, and depiction from life in prehistoric cave paintings. Mammoth remains had long been known in Asia before they became known to Europeans in the 17th century. The origin of these remains was long a matter of debate, and often explained as being remains of legendary creatures. The mammoth was identified as an extinct species of elephant by Georges Cuvier in 1796.

  • CountryNiger
  • Year2015
  • Face Value1500 Francs
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)62.2 (2 oz)
  • Size (mm)40 x 60
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)975
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The coin's reverse depicts a magnificent Wooly Mammoth with its big tusks and its beautiful layer of fur covering all parts of the body walking through the cold land of the northest area of the world. On top of coin the inscription "MAMMUTHUS PRIMIGENIUS" and on the left a real mammoth tusk. The coin obverse depicts the coat of arms of the Niger Republic and the face value.