MOUNTAIN GORILLA WWF World Wildlife Fund Coin 100 Shillings Tanzania 2016

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The successful series Officially licensed by WWF, continues with another set depicting charismatic, endangered species and ecosystems. Fourth in line is the Mountain Gorilla, critically endangered with only 900 individuals surviving in the central African highlands. The coin is Silver-plated and has an impressive coloration. Limited mintage to 5.000 worldwide!

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Specifications
Country Tanzania
Year 2016
Face Value 100 Shillings
Metal Cupronickel - Silver
Weight (g) 25
Diameter (mm) 38.61
Quality Prooflike
Mintage (pcs) 5.000
Certificate (COA) No
Presentation case (box) No
 
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WWF and the Mountain Gorilla
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization founded on April 29, 1961, and is working on issues regarding the conservation, research and restoration of the environment. It was formerly named the World Wildlife Fund, which remains its official name in Canada and the United States. It is the world's largest conservation organization with over 5 million supporters worldwide, working in more than 100 countries, supporting around 1,300 conservation and environmental projects. WWF is a foundation, in 2010 deriving 57% of funding from individuals and bequests, 17% from government sources (such as the World Bank, DFID, USAID) and 11% from corporations.

There are roughly 700 mountain gorillas remaining on Earth, and nearly half live in the forests of the Virunga mountains in central Africa. These gorillas live on the green, volcanic slopes of Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo—areas that have seen much human violence from which the gorillas have not escaped unscathed.

 
Design

The coin's reverse depicts a Mountain Gorilla in its natural habitat. On top of the coin, the inscription: "Gorilla Beringei Beringei" and the logo of WWF organization. In the bottom of the reverse, the issue date - 2016. On the coin's obverse the Coat of Arms of Tanzania and the face value – “100 Shillings”.

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