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Mythical Creatures - Wolpertinger...
Mythical Creatures - Wolpertinger 1000 CFA Francs 1oz .999 pure silver coin, antique finish.
The popular Mythical Creatures: Wolpertinger. First coin in series.
Extremely limited mintage of only 350 pieces worldwide. Coin in capsule with numbered Certificate, case and carton.
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|Country :||Burkina Faso|
|Face Value :||1,000 CFA Francs|
|Metal :||.999 Fine silver|
|Weight :||1 oz|
|Size :||38.61 mm|
|Quality :||Proof antique finish|
|Mintage :||Only 350 pcs. worldwide|
|Series :||Mythical Creatures|
|Certificate of Authenticity :||Yes|
|Original ETUI box/case :||Yes|
Bavarian folklore tells of the wolpertinger (also called wolperdinger, poontinger or woiperdinger), a mythological hybrid animal allegedly inhabiting the alpine forests of Bavaria in Germany.
It has a body comprising various animal parts, generally wings, antlers, tails and fangs, all attached to the body of a small mammal. The most widespread description portrays the wolpertinger as having the head of a rabbit, the body of a squirrel, the antlers of a deer, and the wings and occasionally the legs of a pheasant.
Stuffed "wolpertingers", composed of parts of actual stuffed animals, are often displayed in inns or sold to tourists as souvenirs in the animals "native regions". The Deutsches Jagd- und Fischereimuseum in Munich, Germany features a permanent exhibit on the creature.
It resembles other creatures from German folklore, such as the Rasselbock of the Thuringian Forest, or the Elwedritsche of the Palatinate region, which accounts describe as a chicken-like creature with antlers; additionally the American Jackalope as well as the Swedish Skvader somewhat resemble the wolpertinger. The Austrian counterpart of the wolpertinger is the raurakl.
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