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The second release features the African Leopard that has just captured its prey, an antelope, and is spotted lardering to protect his catch against other predators. The one-of-a-kind obverse features an extraordinary textured surface mimicking the beautiful spots of the African Leopard.
- Limited mintage of 8,500 coins.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Obverse: Design is complemented by the leopard skin pattern found on the obverse of the coin embedded behind the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with the Ghana denomination of 5 Cedi.
- Reverse: Features an African Leopard, lardering in a tree to protect its prey against scavengers.
- This coin is manufactured and distributed by Scottsdale Mint and is legal tender in the Republic of Ghana.
Scottsdale Mint is known for their excellence in Precious Metals minting and this series is one of their best programs yet. Add this beautiful African Leopard coin to your cart today while it lasts!
The leopard is a graceful animal with an elongated body, relatively short legs and a long tail. After the lion, it is the next-biggest African cat with an average body mass of between 60 kg and 70 kg, standing about two-thirds of a meter tall at the shoulder. Leopards in the wild may live up to 15 years. Unlike the lion, the leopard is a silent creature, only occasionally emitting a cough-like call.
The leopard's hunting technique is to either ambush its prey or to stalk it. In either instance, it tries to get as close as possible to its target. It then makes a brief and explosive charge (up to 60km/h), pouncing on its prey and dispatching it with a bite to the neck. Leopards do not have the aptitude to chase their quarry over any kind of distance and will give up if the initial element of surprise is lost and the intended victim gets away.
Leopards are capable of carrying animals heavier than themselves and will often drag their prey into the fork of a tree several meters off the ground. This tree "lardering" protects the carcass against scavengers and allows a few days of undisturbed feeding.
100% of reviewers recommend this product
Posted By:Miguel Bandito
Date:Nov 21, 2018
I thought the design looked a little busy from the picture provided but the actual coin carries the design very well. One of the beautiful 1 oz coins from 2018. No spotting, clean fields.
- Value (low premium over spot)
- Attractive Design
- Collectible (lower mintage)
- Mint Condition
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