This beautiful silver proof coin is the fourth release in the endangered species series. The Mountain Gorilla has had it's natural habitat in Rwanda, Uganda and the Congo greatly reduced over due to human intrusion on their traditional territory. It is estimated that today there are only 700 Mountain Gorillas left in the wild today, and the species was classified as critically endangered in 2008.
The obverse of the coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the words "Elizabeth II NIUE Two Dollars 2015" and the artist's initials.
The reverse of the coin depicts a Mountain Gorilla alertly standing by a lake, with a jungle forest, it's preferred habitat, in the background. The Gorilla's image is reflected in the lake, and the mirror-like finish of the coin is truly beautiful.
This coin has a strictly limited mintage of 2000, and is a wonderful addition to any wildlife-themed collection.
This coin comes packaged in a rustic wooden crate, with a printed green box and encapsulated in a coin capsule.
|Queen Elizabeth II effigy by Ian Rank-Broadley and the words "QUEEN ELIZABETH II NIUE 2015 TWO DOLLARS" and the artist`s initials|
|African Mountain Gorilla standing near water, with a jungle forest background and the words "Mountain Gorilla 1 oz 999 Fine Silver"|
|40.0 x 40.0 x 2.9|
|New Zealand Mint|