A mother panda and her cub, among the most popular of all animals, in full color and struck in pure silver with a mintage of only 5,000! Talisman Coins and the Perth Mint are excited to announce the. This program shines a light on five critically endangered species.On the brink of extinction. Following hot on the heels of the incredibly popular Working Dogs. Program, this extremely low mintage series. Only 5,000 per animal! Focuses on large, well-known creatures. Unfortunately, all are in danger of complete extermination within the next 50 years if something isn't done to protect wildlife. And stop the destruction of their natural habitats. Between the extremely popular animal. Theme, beautiful design and extremely low mintage limit, heed our advice - get one (or more) of these colorful, one ounce, pure. Is a large, black and white mammal currently classified in the bear family. , indigenous to central-western and southwestern China. The panda was previously thought to be a member of the. It is easily recognized by its large, distinctive black patches around the eyes, over the ears, and across its round body. Though it belongs to the order. The panda has a diet which is 99% bamboo. Pandas may eat other foods such as honey, eggs, fish, yams, shrub leaves, oranges and bananas when available. Giant pandas live in a few mountain ranges in central China, in Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Gansu provinces. They once lived in lowland areas, but farming, forest clearing, and other development now restrict pandas to the mountains. According to the latest report, China has 239 giant pandas in captivity, with another 27 pandas residing outside their native country. It also estimated that around 1,590 pandas are currently living in the wild. However, a 2006 study using DNA analysis estimated that there might be as many as 2,000 to 3,000 pandas in the wild.
Though reports show that the numbers of wild pandas may be on the rise, the World Conservation Union believes there is not enough certainty to remove pandas from the endangered animal list. While the dragon has historically served as China's national emblem, in recent decades the giant panda has also served as an emblem for the country. The species is a favorite of the public, at least in part because many people find that it has a baby-like cuteness, resembling a living teddy bear.
It is usually depicted reclining or peacefully eating bamboo, as opposed to hunting, which adds to its image of preciousness and innocence. Are often assumed to be docile, they are in fact wild animals. And have been known to attack humans, presumably out of irritation rather than predatory behavior. Giant Panda Bear Mother and Cub Silver Proof.Is the first in the new and exciting Wildlife in Need Series. To be released by the Perth Mint. Coins commemorating the following endangered species. Are planned: Giant Panda Bear.
Orangutang Polar Bear Black Rhinoceros Siberian Tiger + Five Coin Display Box. Please see the presentation lower on this page for more information about Tuvalu and its association with Australia. The Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin.
A full color portrait of a cute mother giant panda bear and her cub, eating their favorite food, bamboo. They sit in front of a panorama of a bamboo forest and mist-shrouded mountains in China's interior. The hands supporting these endangered animals symbolize the human support that will be necessary for them to survive. The legends WILDLIFE IN NEED - GIANT PANDA denote the theme, while the legend 1 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in crowned profile facing right.This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl drop earrings, was executed by the sculptor Raphael Maklouf. The legend QUEEN ELIZABETH II, the date of issue and denomination also appear. The coin is encapsulated inside a black leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by a full-color outer box.
An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included. Perth Mint Engravers (obverse) Raphael Maklouf (reverse). The Island Nation of Tuvalu. Its nearest neighbors are Kiribati, Samoa and Fiji. It is comprised of four reef islands and five true atolls.Its population of 11,992 makes it the third-least populated independent country in the world, with only Vatican City and Nauru having fewer inhabitants. It is also the second-smallest member by population of the United Nations. In terms of physical land size, at just 10 square miles Tuvalu is the fourth smallest country in the world, larger only than the Vatican City, Monaco and Nauru. The first inhabitants of Tuvalu were Polynesian people, who arrived about 3000 years go.
The islands came under Great Britain's sphere of influence in the late 19th century. The Ellice Islands were administered by Britain as part of a protectorate from 1892 to 1916 and as part of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony from 1916 to 1974.
In 1974 the Ellice Islanders voted for separate British dependency status as Tuvalu, separating from the Gilbert Islands which became Kiribati upon independence. Tuvalu became fully independent within The Commonwealth in 1978. With Queen Elizabeth II as titular head of state.
Because Tuvalu has few natural resources it has been dependent in recent years upon aid from larger, more developed nations, including Australia, New Zealand and the United States. The Perth Mint of Australia is officially commissioned by the government of Tuvalu to produce legal tender coinage for the island nation. Talisman World Coins and Medals has been in business for more than 20 years and is one of the largest world coin direct distributors and wholesalers in the world. The item "Tuvalu 2011 Wildlife in Need #1 Giant Panda Bear $1 Pure Silver Proof with Color" is in sale since Friday, December 16, 2011.
This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Australia\Commemorative". The seller is "talismancoins" and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.