The 2017 Discovery Channel™ Endangered Species Asia proof silver coin set is the second release in the Discovery Channel Endangered Species collection. Gainesville Coins is the exclusive distributor of these fabulous proof silver two-coin sets showcasing endangered species from around the world.
The Discovery Channel™ Endangered Species Asia two-coin colorized proof silver set showcases two of the most memorable endangered species of Asia – the Asian Panda and the Orangutan. Each legal tender coin is struck from 1.5 troy ounces of .999 fine silver, for a total of 3 troy ounces in the set. These coins are legal tender of the Pacific island nation of Niue, and carry a $2 face value. Only 700 of these 2-coin sets will be minted worldwide!
The coins are presented in an eye-catching “safari luggage” display case that is individually numbered and signed by the designer. A full-color booklet that shares interesting facts about the Asian Panda and Orangutan is also included. The booklet also contains the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) for the set.
The reverse of the Orangutan coin features a realistic full-color scene of a female orangutan with its offspring, sharing a delicious meal. The Asian Panda coin shows a close-up, full-color image of a panda enthusiastically chowing down on a bamboo stalk. This image gives an excellent view of the panda's fangs, which are not usually so visible.
Each coin has the animal's name boldly struck along the top rim of the coin, “ASIAN ORANGUTAN” and “ASIAN PANDA”, respectively. The official Discovery Channel™ logo is recreated in brilliant color beneath the image of each animal. The coins each feature the same obverse, of a detailed color rendition of the planet Earth, with the Raphael Maklouf image of Queen Elizabeth II inset before a silver globe below. Starting at lower left and circling the rim is the name of the issuing nation, Niue Island. This is followed by the written denomination Two Dollars, the year-date 2017, the coin weight of 1-1/2 Troy Oz, and the purity of .999 Fine Silver.
The 2017 Discovery Channel™ Endangered Species Asia two-coin colorized proof silver set is a limited edition offering, with a worldwide mintage total of just 700 sets! Show your support for the Discovery Channel's™ mission, while acquiring beautiful color images of the endangered Asian Panda and Asian Orangutan in pure silver!