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AMUR LEOPARD Panthera Pardus Orientalis Natures Eyes 1Kg Kilo Silver Coin 10000 Francs Congo 2016


The eyes are often quoted as mirror to the soul, whether human or animal eyes. Nature’s Eyes not only convince with spectacular designs but also tell the fate of endangered species. The Amur Leopard is the prelude to one of the most interesting coin series of the last years. 1 Kg Pure .999 Silver Coin with mintage extremely reduced of only 99 pieces worldwide.

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Amur Leopard
The leopard is rarely found in cold or high-elevation environments and is best known in its more familiar home in the savannas of Africa, where populations are relatively stable.
However, in the northernmost part of its range, a rare subspecies of this cat lives in the temperate forests and harsh winters of the Russian Far East. This is the Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis). It is also known as the Far East leopard, the Manchurian leopard or the Korean leopard.
The Amur leopard has some very distinguishing features. The hairs of its summer pelt are 2.5 cm long but in winter they are replaced by 7 cm long ones.
Apart from its long winter coat, which is a light colour in the winter, and more reddish-yellow in the summer, the Amur leopard is easily told apart from other leopard subspecies by its widely spaced rosettes with thick borders. It also has longer legs, probably an adaptation for walking through snow.

  • CountryCongo
  • Year2016
  • Face Value10000 Francs
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)1000 (1 Kg)
  • Diameter (mm)100
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)99
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

This coin not only stands for up-to-date minting technology and quality, it also brings back the elegance to the numismatic world with a classical design. Centerpiece of the coin is the eye of the animal, which is applied and enriched in an innovative technique, "Real-Eye"-effect. The obverse depicts the Democratic Republic of the Congo emblem.