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CARIBOU Great Migrations 1 Oz Silver Coin 2$ Niue 2017


This Silver coin is the third 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 Caribou. 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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Caribou, also called reindeer, are found in northern regions of North America, Europe, Asia, and Greenland. As summer approaches, caribou herds head north in one of the world's great large-animal migrations. They may travel more than 600 miles (965 kilometers) along well trod annual routes. At the end of their journey, they spend the summer feeding on the abundant grasses and plants of the tundra. In these rich grounds, an adult caribou can eat 12 pounds (5 kilograms) of food each day.Caribou have large hooves that are useful tools for life in the harsh northlands. They are big enough to support the animal's bulk on snow and to paddle it efficiently through the water. The hoof's underside is hollowed out like a scoop and used for digging through the snow in search of food. Its sharp edges give the animal good purchase on rocks or ice. Caribou are the only deer in which male and females both have antlers—though only some females have them. Cows have one calf each year, which can stand after only a few minutes and move on with its mother by the next day.

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2017
  • 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 the migration of a Caribou herd. A few caribou are highlighted in colour, bringing further interest. On the right 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” – the issue country, “Two Dollars” – the face value and “2017” – the issue year.