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  • Endangered Species - Snow Leopard 1 oz Silver Coin
  • Endangered Species - Snow Leopard 1 oz Silver Coin
  • Endangered Species - Snow Leopard 1 oz Silver Coin
  • Endangered Species - Snow Leopard 1 oz Silver Coin

Endangered Species Silver Coin - Snow Leopard

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The sixth release in the Endangered Species coin collection features the Snow Leopard which is native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. This powerful mammal lives in some of the harshest climates on earth and have been known to kill animals up to three times their weight, along with smaller fare, such as hares, mountain ibex and game birds. It has been estimated that fewer than 7,000 Snow Leopards now remain in the wild. These may be primarily found in 12 countries through Asia including China, Nepal, Russia, and Mongolia. The Snow Leopard is also the National Heritage Animal of Pakistan.

This relief engraved silver coin shows a majestic Snow Leopard in the act of leaping on prey. This scene is mirrored in the finely engraved water. The packaging of a unique wooden crate coin case has been designed to display your Endangered Species - Snow Leopard 1 oz Silver Coin. With a worldwide limited mintage of only 2,000 coins, this would make a special gift for coin collectors and those who have a passion for endangered wildlife.

Leap now and secure your Snow Leopard coin from New Zealand Mint.

Style Number: 30-00431-sold out

Precious Metal:
Silver Coins
Weight:
1 oz

Technical Specifications

  • Coin Metal: 999 Fine Silver
  • Coin Weight: 1 oz
  • Coin Finish: Proof
  • Coin Diameter: 40mm (Nominal)
  • Coin Edge: Milled
  • Coin Denomination: $2
  • Year of Issue: 2016
  • Coin Mintage: 2,000
  • Effigy: Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  • Country of Issue: Niue

Coin Story

The Snow Leopard (Panthera Uncia) is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia.

Inhabiting alpine and sub-alpine areas, at elevations of up to 4,500 m (14,800 ft), these powerful mammals live in some of the harshest climates on earth.

Insulated by thick hair, the Leopard’s spotted coat enables it to blend perfectly into rocky mountainsides, while the animal’s wide, fur-covered feet, act as natural snowshoes. Snow Leopards have powerful legs and are able to leap as far as 15 m (50 ft). Their long tails are used for balance and to cover sensitive body parts against the extreme cold.

These rare and beautiful animals can grow up to 1.5 m (5 ft) in length and weight up to 55 kg (120 lb). As powerful predators, Snow Leopards have been known to kill animals up to three times their weight, along with smaller fare, such as hares, mountain ibex and game birds.

Snow Leopards are found in 12 countries through Asia including China, Nepal, Russia, and Mongolia. The Snow Leopard is also the National Heritage Animal of Pakistan.

Despite being the apex predator in its ecosystem, the global population of this species is less than 7,000. This is chiefly due to poaching and loss of habitat, both of which pose serious threats to the animal.

This coin is the latest release in the “Endangered Species” coin series by New Zealand Mint.

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Beautiful series. No wonder these coins sold out

(Posted on 15 Sep 2019)

- Canada

Truly a beautiful coin detailing the Snow Leopard. Very low mintage makes these coins scarce. The packaging as well, makes the gift or collection truly unique.

(Posted on 7 Nov 2018)

Reply:Thank you for your feedback George.