This beautiful Silver coin is part of the “Wildlife Protection” series and features the Wild Boar, a fast and astute animal. The coin has Antique Finish quality, high relief thanks to the Smartminting technology, and features two Swarovski elements representing the animal’s eyes. The coin comes in a wooden themed case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity.
The wild boar (Sus scrofa), also known as the wild swine or Eurasian wild pig, is a suid native to much of Eurasia, North Africa, and the Greater Sunda Islands. Human intervention has spread its distribution further, making the species one of the widest-ranging mammals in the world, as well as the most widely spread suiform. Its wide range, high numbers, and adaptability mean that it is classed as least concern by the IUCN and it has become an invasive species in part of its introduced range. The animal probably originated in Southeast Asia during the Early Pleistocene, and outcompeted other suid species as it spread throughout the Old World. As of 1990, up to 16 subspecies are recognised, which are divided into four regional groupings based on skull height and lacrimal bone length.The species lives in matriarchal societies consisting of interrelated females and their young (both male and female). Fully grown males are usually solitary outside the breeding season. The grey wolf is the wild boar's main predator throughout most of its range except in the Far East and the Lesser Sunda Islands, where it is replaced by the tiger and Komodo dragon, respectively. It has a long history of association with humans, having been the ancestor of most domestic pig breeds and a big-game animal for millennia.
The reverse of the coin features the detailed close-up of a strong Wild Boar, empathized by two wonderful Swarovski inserts. On the right of the reverse, the inscription: “SUS SCROFA” – the name of the coin. On the left, the inscription: “WILDLIFE PROTECTION” – the name of the series. On the bottom, the inscription: “2018” – the year of issue. The obverse of the coin features the Mongolian Coat of Arms and the inscriptions: “500 TOGROG” – the face value, “MONGOLIA” – the issue country and “1 OZ 999 SILVER” – the weight and fineness of the Silver.
|Weight (g)||31.1 (1 oz)|
|Presentation case (box)||Yes|
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