One of the extant species of big cats still roaming planet Earth in the 21st century is the leopard. While the leopard lacks the size and strength of the lion and tiger, its range is far greater than its larger cousins. Since 2018, the leopard has featured on the reverse side of the newest collection in the Bavarian State Mint’s African Wildlife Series. Now, 2021 1 oz Colorized Silver Somalia African Wildlife Leopards are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside of individual plastic capsules!
- Fourth coin in the Silver Somalia Leopard Series!
- Mintage limited to 5,000 colorized coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of 100 Somali Shillings.
- The obverse features the national coat of arms for Somalia.
- On the reverse is the image of a leopard waiting in a tree.
- Colorized visuals on the reverse field.
The leopard is one of the world’s remaining big cats alongside the lion, tiger, cheetah, jaguar, and cougar. You can find three of these major species of cats from the Panthera genus living on the African continent. The lion is the world’s most famous big cat and its powerful roar can be heard from as far away as five miles.
While the tiger is perhaps the most visually brilliant big cat and the cheetah is the fastest, the leopard has one of the more unique coats. The rosettes of the leopard’s fur pattern are featured throughout its coat. Leopards are known to drag their kill up into trees to protect it from scavengers that might take advantage of the leopard’s hard work. This includes lions that may chase off the smaller leopards and hyenas that may overwhelm the solitary leopard with its pack.
The obverse of 2021 1 oz Colorized Silver Somalia African Wildlife Leopard Coins comes with a depiction of the national coat of arms for Somalia. The national seal consists of a crowned shield that has a field of horizontal lines backing a single star at the center. Leopards support the shield as fern leaves and spears cross beneath the shield.
On the reverse of the 2021 Colorized Silver African Wildlife Leopards is an image of the leopard waiting safely in a tree. The leopard uses the canopy of a tree to avoid the heat of the midday sun and protect its kill from other predators. This field of the coin has been colorized with real-life hues that show the tawny fur of the leopard with its black rosettes. The hazy sun is obscured by clouds moving across the savanna.
These 2021 1 oz Colorized Silver Somalia African Wildlife Leopards are available with the aforementioned colorized lacquer applied only to the reverse of the coins. Each one is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition with an individual capsule.
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