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AFRICAN LION Kings of the Continents 1 Oz Silver Coin 2$ Niue 2016


First coin of the new Series "Kings of the Continents", the African Lion 1 Oz 999 Fine Silver Coin featuring beautiful image with a strong animal, the biggest of the African carnivores, the lion in full color, in his natural habitat. Low mintage 5.000 pieces worldwide!

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African Lion
African lions are the biggest of the African carnivores. Color is tawny to sandy brown. The long tail has a distinctive black tuft at the tip. The adult males have manes which vary in color from tawny to black. Lion prides with a rich, reliable food supply can afford to be territorial. When food supply is unpredictable the prides have huge home ranges that are too large to defend. In these cases encounters between lions from different prides are very hostile, but actual fighting is rare. Both lions and lionesses signal their occupation of an area by scent marking with urine and by roaring. Roars can carry for a good 8 km and advertises a lion’s location. It also shows that an area is occupied and allows pride members to keep track of one another. They will however also take a large range  even down to the size of mice. Lions can run at about 60 kilometers per hour, which is too slow to catch antelope in an open chase. Lion attacks are more successful in long grass and thick bush, when the target is alone and when they are able to stalk close, and on very dark nights.

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2016
  • Face Value2 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)5.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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The reverse of the coin depicts the African Lion, the king of the african continent. In this image the lion is angry, with his big fangs and mouth open, his color is tawny to sandy brown. On the bottom of the coin, the inscription: "1 Oz 999 Fine Silver". The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. All around the inscriptions: "ELIZABETH II", "NIUE" (issuer), "TWO DOLLARS" (face value), "2016" (year of issue).