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SUMATRAN TIGER WWF World Wildlife Fund Coin 100 Shillings Tanzania 2016


The successful series Officially licensed by WWF, continues with another set depicting charismatic, endangered species and ecosystems. The 2016 series portrays the Sumatran Tiger. The coin is Silver-plated and has a beautiful coloration. Limited mintage to 5.000 worldwide!

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WWF and the Sumatran Tiger
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization founded on April 29, 1961, and is working on issues regarding the conservation, research and restoration of the environment. It was formerly named the World Wildlife Fund, which remains its official name in Canada and the United States. It is the world's largest conservation organization with over 5 million supporters worldwide, working in more than 100 countries, supporting around 1,300 conservation and environmental projects. WWF is a foundation, in 2010 deriving 57% of funding from individuals and bequests, 17% from government sources (such as the World Bank, DFID, USAID) and 11% from corporations.
The Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) is a rare tiger subspecies that inhabits the Indonesian island of Sumatra. It has been listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List in 2008 as the population was estimated at 441 to 679 individuals, with no subpopulation larger than 50 individuals and a declining trend. The Sumatran tiger is the only surviving member of the Sunda Islands group of tigers that included the now extinct Bali tiger and Javan tiger. Sequences from complete mitochondrial genes of 34 tigers support the hypothesis that Sumatran tigers are diagnostically distinct from mainland populations.

  • CountryTanzania
  • Year2016
  • Face Value100 Shillings
  • MetalCupronickel, Silver
  • Weight (g)25
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityProoflike
  • Mintage (pcs)5.000
  • Certificate (COA)No
  • Presentation case (box)No

The coin's reverse depicts a Sumatran Tiger resting under a tree in its continuously shrinking jungle home. On the left side of the coin, the inscription: "Panthera Tigris Sumatrae" and the issue date, 2016, in the bottom of the coin. On the right, the logo of WWF organization. On the coin's obverse the Coat of Arms of Tanzania and the face value – “100 Shillings”.