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Argali (Ovis ammon) 500 Tugriks (Tögrög) 1oz .999 pure silver.
The Argali is the biggest wild sheep on earth. With the Argali, the prizewinning series Mongolian Wild Animals has found a worthy successor. The silver coin shows the Ovis ammon minted in a fantastic relief, adorned with two mocca SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS.
One ounce pure silver 0.999. Included Certificate of Authenticity.
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|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|
The giant mountain sheep (Ovis ammon) lives in the Central Asian mountain range as well as Mongolia. The animal, which is a member of the bovid family, can reach a shoulder height of 130 cm and a weight of over 200 kilograms. The ram’s head alone, with its huge horns, accounts for 10 percent of its total bodyweight. The Argali is a gregarious animal which feeds solely on plants.
Its natural enemies are leopards and wolves, although normally only females and weaker animals are attacked. An adult male Argali, with its impressive horns, can defend itself very well. The Argali are only defenceless when hunted by humans. They are shot by poachers and trophy hunters, which has brought these animals to the brink of extinction. Today individual subspecies are greatly endangered.
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