999 Silver Black Proof Coin PCGS PR70DCAM FD. This coin is graded a perfect PR70DCAM by PCGS and is a First Day of Issue.
The total number of these PCGS PR70DCAM graded coins is just 119. This beautiful 1 ounce silver coin is the first release in the new Night Animals series and features one of Chinas most endangered species - the Red Panda.
The black proof coin has a stunning relief thanks to Smartminting technology. The reverse of the coin depicts a beautiful colored Red Panda under the moonlight, surrounded by vegetation. On top of the reverse, the inscription: NIGHT ANIMALS the name of the series. On the bottom, the inscriptions: THE RED PANDA the name of the coin and 2017 the year of issue. The obverse of the coin features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II under a beautiful moon, surrounded by stars and the inscriptions: ELIZABETH II the name of the Queen, COOK ISLANDS the issuing country and 5 DOLLARS the face value.
This coin comes with the original box and certificate of authenticity. The red panda (Ailurus fulgens), also called the lesser panda, the red bear-cat, and the red cat-bear, is a mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. It has reddish-brown fur, a long, shaggy tail, and a waddling gait due to its shorter front legs; it is slightly larger than a domestic cat. It is arboreal, feeds mainly on bamboo, but also eats eggs, birds, and insects. It is a solitary animal, mainly active from dusk to dawn, and is largely sedentary during the day.
The red panda has been classified as endangered by the IUCN because its wild population is estimated at less than 10,000 mature individuals and continues to decline due to habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching, and inbreeding depression, although red pandas are protected by national laws in their range countries. The red panda is the only living species of the genus Ailurus and the family Ailuridae. It has been previously placed in the raccoon and bear families, but the results of phylogenetic analysis provide strong support for its taxonomic classification in its own family, Ailuridae, which is part of the superfamily Musteloidea along with the weasel, raccoon, and skunk families.
It is not closely related to the giant panda, which is a basal ursid. Please be sure your address is correct before paying for the invoice. As a result, we will often use a stock photo to represent the item. When a stock photo is used, the actual item you receive is guaranteed to be of the same quality pictured.Weekends and holidays aren't counted. Our products are 100% guaranteed authentic. Please include a copy of the original invoice to expedite the return. _gsrx_vers_823 GS 7.0.12 (823). The item "2017 $5 Cook Islands Red Panda. 999 Silver Black Proof Coin PCGS PR70DCAM FD" is in sale since Friday, November 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Other Oceania Coins".
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