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CANTABRIAN BROWN BEAR Pyrenees Silver Coin 5D Andorra 2010

Listed on Spain's National Catalogue of Endangered Species as being in danger of extinction and in the European Mammal Assessment as Critically Endangered, this coin issued by Principat of Andorra in 2010 to celebrate this beautiful animal and to highlight the importance to help this specie. COTY Coin Of The Year 2012 winner in "Best Crown" category.

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99.95 €

CANTABRIAN BROWN BEAR
Cantabrian brown bear refers to a population of Eurasian brown bears (Ursus actos arctos) living in the Cantabrian Mountains of Spain. In Spain, it is known as the Oso pardo cantábrico and, more locally, in Asturias as Osu. It is timid and will avoid human contact whenever possible. The Cantabrian brown bear can live for around 25-30 years in the wild. Weighing in at an average of 130kg for females and 180kg for males and measuring between 1.6m – 2m in length and between 0.90m -1m in height, the Cantabrian brown bear, or Oso pardo cantábrico, is one of the smallest of the brown bear family.
Historically, the Cantabrian brown bear was seen by man to be competition for food. Having once roamed most of the mountains of the Iberian peninsular, the Cantabrian brown bear’s population was reduced in the first half of the twentieth century to two isolated pockets in the mountains of the Cordillera Cantábrica and to a tiny enclave in the Pyrenees. Systematic persecution through hunting led to a drastic decline in numbers, a total ban not coming into force until 1973.
Latest, most optimistic figures for the Cantabrian mountains give a total of around 140 bears split between a population straddling the borders of Asturias, León, Galicia and Cantabria.

  • Country
    Andorra
  • Year
    2010
  • Face Value
    5 Diners
  • Metal
    Silver
  • Fineness (purity)
    999/1000
  • Weight (g)
    15.57 (1/2 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)
    35
  • Quality
    Proof
  • Mintage (pcs)
    3.000
  • Certificate (COA)
    Yes
  • Presentation case (box)
    Yes
The coin reverse depicts a beautiful Cantabrian bear, on left side the legend "FLORA I FAUNA DELS PIRENEUS", on the right edge "OS BRU".
The coin obverse depicts the Principat d'Andorra State Coat of Arms.