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


This is the fifth 1 Oz Silver coin, part of the series "Kings of the Continents" and features a beautiful feline - Jaguar. The Silver coin combine color with engraving and is encased in an elegant themed box, which slides open to reveal the coin nestled in a black velvet interior. Limited mintage to only 5.000 pcs worldwide.

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The Jaguar
The jaguar (Panthera onca) is a big cat, a feline in the Panthera genus, and is the only extant Panthera species native to the Americas. The jaguar is the third-largest feline after the tiger and the lion, and the largest in the Americas. The jaguar's present range extends from Southwestern United States and Mexico across much of Central America and south to Paraguay and northern Argentina. Apart from a known and possibly breeding population in Arizona (southeast of Tucson) and the bootheel of New Mexico, the cat has largely been extirpated from the United States since the early 20th century. This spotted cat most closely resembles the leopard physically, although it is usually larger and of sturdier build and its behavioral and habitat characteristics are closer to those of the tiger. While dense rainforest is its preferred habitat, the jaguar will range across a variety of forested and open terrains. Its preferred habitats are usually swamps and wooded regions, but jaguars also live in scrublands and deserts. The jaguar is notable, along with the tiger, as a feline that enjoys swimming. The jaguar is largely a solitary, opportunistic, stalk-and-ambush predator at the top of the food chain (an apex predator). It is a keystone species, playing an important role in stabilizing ecosystems and regulating the populations of the animals it hunts. The jaguar has an exceptionally powerful bite, even relative to the other big cats. This allows it to pierce the shells of armored reptiles and to employ an unusual killing method: it bites directly through the skull of prey between the ears to deliver a fatal bite to the brain.

  • 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

The reverse of the coin depicts a prowling Jaguar crawling in the dense vegetation of a rain forest. In this image the animal is angry, with his big fangs and mouth open and his color is predominantly 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" (issue country), "TWO DOLLARS" (the face value), "2016" (year of issue).