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MAHOGANY GLIDER Extinct Endangered 1 oz Gold Proof Coin 100$ Niue 2015


Uniting a troy ounce of pure, prestigious 99.99% gold with a dramatic burst of full-colour, this official legal tender issue is a truly breathtaking example of the power and precision of modern minting. Produced by Switzerland’s precious metal experts, Produits Artistiques Metaux Precieux PAMP, this highly desirable gold Proof coin has been created with different levels of fully struck-up relief.

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Mahogany Glider
A nocturnal arboreal marsupial, the mahogany glider closely resembles the sugar glider, the squirrel glider and the yellow-bellied glider, but is noticeably larger than any of its relatives (26.5 cm long and 410 g) and long tail (34–40 cm). The species gets its common name from its mahogany-brown belly and the similar colour of its patagium, or gliding membrane. Unlike related gliders, it has a golden mendulla section, rather than grey. The tail is covered in short hair, and is black on the underside.

These gliders are sexually dimorphic, with the males being larger than the females, although the latter usually have a longer tail in proportion to their body. In terms of their body length, females are marginally smaller, measuring 23 to 27 centimetres (9.1 to 10.6 in) compared with the male body length of 23 to 28 centimetres (9.1 to 11.0 in), but they have a slightly longer tail, measuring 35 to 41 centimetres (14 to 16 in) compared with 34 to 41 centimetres (13 to 16 in) in males. However, despite their similar apparent size, the females, at 310 to 454 grams (10.9 to 16.0 oz), are much more lightly built than the males, which weigh between 345 and 500 grams (12.2 and 17.6 oz).

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2015
  • Face Value100 Dollars
  • MetalGold
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)150
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The coin’s reverse features a coloured mahogany glider perched on a tree branch framed by gumnuts and gum leaves. The design includes the inscription MAHOGANY GLIDER. The coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Niue. The Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2015 year-date appear on the obverse coin.