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AMAZON RAINFOREST 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. Third in line is the Amazon Rainforest, one of the most species-rich places on earth. The coin is Silver-plated and has an impressive coloration. Limited mintage to 5.000 worldwide!

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WWF and the Amazon Rainforest
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 world’s biggest river flows through the world’s biggest rainforest – both are called the Amazon. This vast untamed wilderness is under increasing threat from large-scale agriculture, infrastructure development, illegal and unsustainable logging, mining and climate change. We’re determined to help save enough of the Amazon to protect most of its species and natural resources, and help make sure it develops sustainably, for the benefit of its people and the planet as a whole.

  • 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 the Amazon Rainforest, the largest tropical rainforest in the world, covering over five and a half a million square kilometers. The vast rainforest is inhabited by millions of species, a sample of which are masterfully illustrated on this WWF issue. Monarch butterfly, boa, poison dart frog, hummingbird, heliconia flower and bromeliads are some of the smaller wonders of the Amazon that require a keen observer in order to be discovered. On top of the coin, the inscription: "Amazon Rainforest" and the logo of WWF organization. In the bottom of the reverse, the issue date - 2016. On the coin's obverse the Coat of Arms of Tanzania and the face value – “100 Shillings”.