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Wildlife Protection - Manul 500 Tugriks 1oz Swarovski & Silver Coin - Mongolia 2014

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Manul (Otocolobus manul) 500 Tugriks (Tögrög) 1oz .999 pure silver.

The fifth instalment of the award winning Wildlife Protection series issued by Mongolia shows the charming Manul. The silver coin shows the Manul minted in a fantastic relief, adorned with two dark green SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS.

One ounce pure silver 0.999. Included Certificate of Authenticity.

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Country :Mongolia
Year :2014
Face Value :500 Tugriks
Metal :.999 Fine silver
Weight :1 oz
Size :38.61 mm
Quality :Proof antique finish
Mintage :2,500 pcs. worldwide
Series :Wildlife Protection
Certificate of Authenticity :Yes
Wooden Box :No
Original ETUI box/case :No

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The Manul, also known as Pallas’ cat (Otocolobus manul), is a small, unique, and little-known wild cat inhabiting the Central Asian steppes. Harsh, wind-swept, and often featureless landscapes have resulted in special adaptations that allow the Manul to cope with these circumstances.

The cats are plump and short-legged, albeit no larger than a domestic cat. The ears are short and placed far apart creating a flat-headed appearance. Dense, long fur emphasizes the stout body shape. Even the eyes are unusual among cats, always maintaining a round shape. Manuls therefore, lack the characteristic slotted “cat-eyes”.

Like most small cat species, manuls live solitary lives. The days are spent in burrows or small caves. Come nightfall however, Pallas’ cats leave their dens and hunt the grassy fields for gerbils, pikas, other rodents and small birds. Natural predators, such as eagles and large carnivorous mammals occasionally prey on Manuls. Unfortunately however hunters and poachers represent the biggest threat to this amiable feline.

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Wildlife Protection - Manul 500 Tugriks 1oz Swarovski & Silver Coin - Mongolia 2014

Wildlife Protection - Manul 500 Tugriks 1oz Swarovski & Silver Coin - Mongolia 2014

Manul (Otocolobus manul) 500 Tugriks (Tögrög) 1oz .999 pure silver.

The fifth instalment of the award winning Wildlife Protection series issued by Mongolia shows the charming Manul. The silver coin shows the Manul minted in a fantastic relief, adorned with two dark green SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS.

One ounce pure silver 0.999. Included Certificate of Authenticity.

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