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GIANT PANDA Endangered Species 1 Oz Silver Coin 2$ Niue 2016


Seventh of the series "Endangered Species", the Giant Panda 1 Oz Pure Silver coin featuring beautiful mirrored image of an endangered animal, two Giant Pandas in their natural habitat, eating a branch of bamboo. This scene is mirrored in the finely engraved water. Low mintage to only 2.000 pieces worldwide.

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Giant Panda
This peaceful creature with a distinctive black and white coat is adored by the world and considered a national treasure in China. The panda also has a special significance for WWF because it has been WWF's logo since our founding in 1961. The rarest member of the bear family, pandas live mainly in bamboo forests high in the mountains of western China, where they subsist almost entirely on bamboo. They must eat from 26 to 84 pounds of it every day, a formidable task for which they use their enlarged wrist bones that function as opposable thumbs. A newborn panda is about the size of a stick of butter - about 1/900th the size of its mother - but can grow to up to 330 pounds as an adult. These bears are excellent tree climbers despite their bulk.

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2016
  • Face Value2 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)2.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The coin's reverse depicts two endangered Giant Pandas, a lovely family with mother and the baby in their natural habitat, near the water and eating the bamboo. This scene is mirrored in the finely engraved water. The Endangered Species, Giant Panda 1 Oz Silver coin comes packaged in a rustic wooden crate coin case and printed outer packaging. On the top of the coin, the inscription: “Giant Panda” – name of the coin and in the bottom: “1 Oz 999 Fine Silver” - the weight and the fineness of Silver! The coin's obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the face value – “Two Dollars” and the issue country – “Niue”.