Treasures of India: Cash Wildlife Series - Shop the new 2019 Silver Treasures of India Wildlife Series only at APMEX! This new APMEXclusive® Silver of India Wildlife series celebrates the magnificent and stunning wildlife native to the subcontinent. Each coin is made of .999 fine Silver and has a limited mintage of just 3,000. Add the new Silver Treasures of Inida Wildlife coin to your collection today!
Treasures of India Wildlife Series
With the Bengal Tiger being the national animal of India, it is only fitting to have the majestic animal as the first release of the Treasures of India Wildlife series. The Tiger has symbolized power, bravery and grace for centuries. In the 1970s, the Tiger became the national animal, with the initiation of Project Tiger, to protect the endangered species. Officially known as Panthera-tigris, the tiger is known as the lord of the jungle. The Tiger design on the coin is an original design by Veronica Mackinnon, and captures the elegant beauty of the animal.
The "CASH" denomination shown on the coin is also one of historical significance. CASH coins were currency units used during the time of British rule in India. While the origin of the word "CASH" has been up to debate, one thought is that it was derived from the Sanskrit word "karsa", equaling a weight of Silver of Gold equal to 1/400 of a "tola".