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SAKER FALCON Wildlife Protection Silver Coin 500 Togrog Mongolia 2016


This beautiful Silver coin is part of Wildlife Protection series by Mongolia and features the charming Saker Falcon, a large, powerful bird of prey. The coin is traditionally minted in Antique Finish, with a new technology - Smartminting, high relief and features two big Swarovski Elements representing the falcon’s eyes. Limited mintage to only 2.500 pcs worldwide!

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Saker Falcon
The saker falcon (Falco cherrug) is a large species of falcon. This species breeds from eastern Europe eastwards across Asia to Manchuria. It is mainly migratory except in the southernmost parts of its range, wintering in Ethiopia, the Arabian peninsula, northern Pakistan and western China. The saker falcon is a large hierofalcon, larger than the lanner falcon and almost as large as gyrfalcon at 47–55 cm (19–22 in) length with a wingspan of 105–129 cm (41–51 in). Its broad blunt wings give it a shadow similar to gyrfalcon, but its plumage is more similar to a lanner falcon's. Saker falcons have brown upperbellies and contrasting grey flight feathers. The head and underparts are paler brown, with streaking from the breast down. Males (called sakrets in falconry) and females are similar, as are young birds, although these tend to be a duller brown. The call is a sharp kiy-ee. Adults can be distinguished from the similar lanner falcon since the lanner is blue-grey above with a reddish back to the head. However, juveniles of the two species can be very similar although the saker falcon always has a uniformly buff top of the head with dark streaks, and a less clear pattern on the sides of the head.

  • CountryMongolia
  • Year2016
  • Face Value500 Togrog
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)2.500
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The coin reverse portrays a Saker Falcon depicted with Swarovski crystals for eyes, all around there are the inscriptions "Endangered Wildlife", the latin name for the species and the year of issue 2016. Issued by National Bank of Mongolia, on coin obverse the country Coat of Arms and the coin value, "500 Togrog".