The snow leopard leaps upon its prey and its reflection appears in the churning water below on this sixth release in the endangered species silver coin collection.
The snow leopard is capable of killing prey three times its weight and survives in harsh Asian mountain terrain. While the snow leopard is an apex predator, the reduction of its habitat and poaching mean that there may be fewer than 7000 remaining in the wild. Those that remain live mostly in 12 countries including China, Nepal, Russia and Mongolia.
With a limited mintage of 2,000, this is a wonderful addition to any wildlife-themed collection and a meaningful gift for anyone passionate about endangered wildlife.
This coin comes packaged in a rustic wooden crate, with a printed brown box and encapsulated in a coin capsule.
|Ian Rank Broadley (obverse)|
|Queen Elizabeth II effigy by Ian Rank-Broadley and the words "QUEEN ELIZABETH II NIUE 2016 TWO DOLLARS" and the artist`s initials|
|A snow leopard leaping on its prey over water with the words "SNOW LEOPARD 1 oz 999 FINE SILVER"|
|40.0 x 40.0 x 2.9|
|New Zealand Mint|