62.2 (2 oz). This beautiful 2 Oz Silver coin is the first issue in the new The Beasts Skull series, dedicated to some of the most fascinating animals in the world. In this edition the Lion. The coin has beautiful High Relief, has a wonderful design, has an Antique Finish quality and comes in a themed case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to only 500 pieces worldwide. The reverse of the coin depicts the wonderful detailed image of the face of a Lion with a half face in a skeletal representation. On the bottom of the reverse, the inscription: 2 oz 999 Fine Silver the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: ELIZABETH II the name of the Queen, NIUE the issuing country, FIVE DOLLARS the face value and 2018 the year of issue. Lion The lion (Panthera leo) is one of the big cats in the Felidae family and a member of genus Panthera. It has been listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List since 1996, as populations in African range countries declined by about 43% since the early 1990s. Lion populations are untenable outside designated protected areas. Although the cause of the decline is not fully understood, habitat loss and conflicts with humans are the greatest causes of concern. The West African lion population is listed as Critically Endangered since 2016. The only lion population in Asia survives in and around India’s Gir Forest National Park and is listed as Endangered since 1986. The commonly used term African lion collectively denotes lion populations in Africa. It is the second-largest living wild cat after the tiger, with some males exceeding 250 kg (550 lb) in weight, barring hybrids like the liger. In ancient historic times, their range was in most of Africa, including North Africa, and across Eurasia from Greece and southeastern Europe to India. In the late Pleistocene, the lion was the most widespread large land mammal after humans; Panthera leo spelaea lived in northern and western Europe and Panthera leo atrox in the Americas from the Yukon River to Peru. The item “ASIATIC LION SKULL Beasts Skull 2 Oz Silver Coin 5$ Niue 2018″ is in sale since Tuesday, June 12, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Other Oceania Coins”. The seller is “powercoin_italy” and is located in Roma. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Niue
- Year: 2018
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Composition: Silver