Big Five II - Rhino Ag 1 Oz UN South Africa 2022

3rd edition of the Big Five II. Series
1 ounce 99.9% silver
Edition of only 15,000 copies worldwide
Delivery in illustrated blister card

With the release of the Big Five II. Series, the South African Mint continues the success story of a coveted classic. The series again includes a total of five coins, all dedicated to South Africa's impressive wildlife. The animals known as the "Big Five" - elephant - lion - buffalo - rhinoceros - leopard - are considered emblems and ambassadors of this culturally rich country and represent the African fauna. Accordingly, the significance of this coin series is great. The third issue is dedicated to the rhinoceros. The motif shows a detailed close-up of the head of an adult rhinoceros. The inscriptions "SOUTH AFRICA", "BIG FIVE 2022" and the South African coat of arms are also part of the design. The reverse shows two halves of a rhino head. Placing two of these coins next to each other gives a full close-up portrait of a rhino. When several of these coins are placed next to each other, an entire herd of rhinos can be seen. The denomination "FIVE RAND", the weight "1OZ" and the fineness "Ag 999" are shown in the center.

Rhinos (Rhinocerotidae) are native to the grass and tree savannahs of sub-Saharan Africa. The population is estimated to be about 25,000 white and black rhinos, many of which live in Kruger National Park. After elephants, rhinos are the largest and heaviest land-dwelling mammals in the world. Although the "gray colossi," whose diet consists entirely of plants, appear rather cumbersome, they can reach impressive speeds of up to 50 kilometers per hour. Sight is rather weak in rhinos, but they have a very fine sense of smell and can detect odors over a distance of several hundred meters when wind conditions are favorable. These fascinating giants are in extreme need of protection in light of the resurgent trend of poaching - the African black rhino in particular is considered to be in danger of extinction. The delivery of the Big Five II, limited to only 15,000 pieces. Rhino silver coin in stamp gloss quality takes place in a high-quality blister card of the South African Mint.

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