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2017 Tanzania Half Gram Gold Big Five - Lion Proof
Out of Africa and into Your Collection!
A term originally created by 19th century big game trophy hunters, Africa's "Big Five" referred to the most difficult -- and dangerous -- animals to hunt and kill on foot. Today, the lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard are still pursued by travelers to African parks and reserves. But these 21st century hunters are usually armed only with the latest zoom lenses and camcorders, on the hunt for the ultimate photo shoot! Can't afford to go on safari? No problem! Now you can capture your own lion as a majestic 99.99% pure gold proof!
The Graceful African Lion
The second largest big cat species in the world after tigers, the African Lion's primary predators are human beings. Mainly found in sub-Saharan Africa, the decreasing population of these highly social cats has moved them to "vulnerable" status on the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. Fortunately, dedicated conservationists are working to protect and breed these beloved animals for future generations!
Bring Home Your Own Lion, Immortalized in a Half-Ounce of Gold!
Of course, the best way to bring a lion to your collection is with this gorgeous 2017 Big Five Gold Proof. Minted in a 1/2 gram of highly pure 99.99% fine gold, each Lion Proof is struck multiple times using polished dies and hand-selected planchets, producing a mirror-like finish with razor-sharp details. Each legal tender 1,500 shillings Tanzania Lion Proof comes encased in an acrylic capsule and presented in a colorful, wallet-sized card that is also the proof's certificate of authenticity. This GOVMINT.COM EXCLUSIVE has a mintage of only 5,000. Add that fact with this proof's perfect mix of beauty and affordability and you can see why we doubt this will last long in our vaults! Don't let this lion get out of sight -- order your Big Five Gold Proof today!
|Year of Issue||2017|
|Coin Weight||.50 Grams - g|
|Weight||1/64 Ounce - oz|