URAL OWL Wildlife Protection Silver Coin Swarovski 500 Togrog Mongolia 2011

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The Ural Owl is represented by means of a sensational relief. Its eyes adorn two dark SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. It is a worthy successor of the Gulo-Gulo, the coin of the year 2008 from Mongolia. It is issued by the National Bank of Mongolia promoting wildlife protection. This coin is COTY 2013 winner in "Most Popular Coin" category.

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Specifications
Country Mongolia
Year 2011
Face Value 500 Togrog
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 31.1 (1 oz)
Diameter (mm) 38.61
Quality Antique Finish
Mintage (pcs) 2.500
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) No
 
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Ural Owl
The Ural owl (latin Strix uralensis) is a big owl with a distinctive facial disc. It lives in open lichen forests and big moorlands in the northern hemisphere. The Ural owl feeds on mice, birds and insects. Also bigger animals such as rabbits and young wood grouse hens are among their prey pattern.
The Ural owls laying season begins in March. Thereby the female lays about four eggs within two to three days. During incubation the male animal is responsible for foraging. Already one month later the young hatch. The young animals leave their nest approximately 90 days after birth. They mostly spend their life within a small radius of their place of birth. Major migrations have only been observed with a few specimens. In freedom, the Ural owl can reach an age of over 20 years.

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Design

The coin obverse portrays a splendid Ural Owl depicted with SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS crystals for eyes, on top left edge there is the legend "Endangered Wildlife" and on bottom the year of issue 2011. The incredibly detailed design and the circular shape of owl's facial disk creates a very harmonious effect with the shape of the coin.
Issued by National Bank of Mongolia, on coin reverse the State Coat of Arms and the coin value, "500 Togrog".

 
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