SNOW LEOPARD CUBS Baby Silver Coin 50 Cents Tuvalu 2016

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This is the third Silver coin in an adorable new series - “The cubs” and features two lovely Snow Leopard cubs. Struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.9% Pure Silver in Proof quality, the colored coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. Limited mintage to only 5.000 pieces worldwide. 

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Specifications
Country Tuvalu
Year 2016
Face Value 50 Cents
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 15.57 (1/2 oz)
Diameter (mm) 32.6
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 5.000
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
 
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Snow Leopard
These rare, beautiful gray leopards live in the mountains of Central Asia. They are insulated by thick hair, and their wide, fur-covered feet act as natural snowshoes. Snow leopards have powerful legs and are tremendous leapers, able to jump as far as 50 feet (15 meters). They use their long tails for balance and as blankets to cover sensitive body parts against the severe mountain chill. Snow leopards prey upon the blue sheep (bharal) of Tibet and the Himalaya, as well as the mountain ibex found over most of the rest of their range. Though these powerful predators can kill animals three times their weight, they also eat smaller fare, such as marmots, hares, and game birds.One Indian snow leopard, protected and observed in a national park, is reported to have consumed five blue sheep, nine Tibetan woolly hares, twenty-five marmots, five domestic goats, one domestic sheep, and fifteen birds in a single year.

 
Design

The coin’s reverse features two coloured snow leopard cubs playing in the mountains, in Central Asia. The inscription “CUBS” and The Perth Mint’s “P” mintmark also appear in the design. The coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the “2016” issue year and the monetary denomination – “50 Cents”.

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