African Lion first in new Kings of the Continents Coin Collection

The African Lion is the first animal to feature in our brand new Kings of the Continents coin collection, which will portray some of the most dominant and revered animals on each continent. The African Lion is one of the two sub-species of lions in the world today. Their living habitat extends from the south Saharan desert to parts of southern and eastern Africa, where they inhabit grassy plains, savannahs and scrublands. The rough landscapes and long grass allow the hunting female lions to silently creep up on and ambush their unsuspecting prey. Their diet consists of a wide variety of prey such as wildebeest, impala, zebra, giraffe and buffalo as well as smaller animals such as hares, birds and reptiles.

This dramatic 1 oz coin shows a snarling male African Lion in full colour, standing proudly against a backdrop of southern African grasslands. The coin has a worldwide limited mintage of only 5,000 coins, view here.

Kings of the Continents Coin Collection - NZ Mint


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