This beautiful 1 Oz Silver coin is the second issue in the new “Wildlife of Nicaragua” series, dedicated to some of the most fascinating animals of Nicaragua. In this edition – the Sloth. The coin has a beautiful colouration, has a great design, has a Proof quality.
The three-toed sloths are tree-living mammals from South and Central America. They are the only members of the genus Bradypus and the family Bradypodidae. The four living species of three-toed sloths are the brown-throated sloth, the maned sloth, the pale-throated sloth, and the pygmy three-toed sloth. A study of cytochrome b and 16S rRNA sequences suggests that B. torquatus diverged from B. variegatus and B. tridactylus about 12 million years ago, while the latter two split 5 to 6 million years ago. The diversification of B. variegatus lineages was estimated to have started 4 to 5 million years ago.
The reverse of the coin imaginatively combines the coloured Sloth amongst a detailed engraving of its native forest habitat. On top of the reverse, the inscription: “THREE-TOED SLOTH PEREZOSO” – the name of the coin. On the bottom, the inscriptions: “100 CÓRDOBAS” – the face value and “1 OZ 999 FINE SILVER” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver. The obverse of the coin depicts the Coat of Arms of Nicaragua and the inscriptions: “REPÚBLICA DE NICARAGUA” – the issuing country, “AMÉRICA CENTRAL” and “2018” – the year of issue.
|Weight (g)||1 oz|
|Presentation case (box)||Yes|