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ZEBRA Great Migrations 1 Oz Silver Coin 2$ Niue 2016


This Silver coin is the first issue in the new series “Great Migrations”, that celebrates one of nature’s impressive wonders, when millions of animals start their great annual migration, featuring migrating zebra. The coin is colored, has a Proof quality and 1 Ounce weight. Will be packaged in an attractive case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 3.000 pcs worldwide.

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Zebras are very fast-moving animals, and can reach speeds of up to 65kmph when galloping across the plains. This is just fast enough to outpace predators such as lions. Foals can run with the herd within a few hours of birth. A zebra’s stripy coat is thought to disperse more than 70 per cent of incoming heat, preventing the animal from overheating in the African sun. It's thought that a zebra's stripes serve to help camouflage the animal in long grass, and distract predators. Recent research also shows that a zebra's stripes may have evolved to keep biting insects at bay - the monochrome pattern seems to throw off the visual systems of flies. A zebra's stripes act like an equine fingerprint - each individual’s pattern is unique. Foals recognize their mothers by the pattern of their stripes, as well as by scent and call. Like horses, zebras sleep standing up, and usually only when in the safety of a group.

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2016
  • Face Value2 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)3.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The reverse of the coin features an engraved illustration of a zeal of migrating zebras in their Serengeti habitat, with a few zebras highlighted in colour in the forefront. On the bottom of the coin, the inscription: "1 Oz 999 FINE SILVER" (the weight and the fineness of the Silver). The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. All around the inscriptions: "ELIZABETH II", "NIUE" (issue country), "TWO DOLLARS" (face value), "2016" (year of issue).