This beautiful silver proof coin is the third release in the endangered species series. The Bengal Tiger has had it's natural habitat greatly reduced over the last 100 years due to hunting, poaching and habitat destruction. It is estimated that today there are only 2,500 Bengal Tigers left in the world today, and the species was classified as endangered in 2010.
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 pictures a Bengal Tiger snarling fiercely as it steps from rock to rock while crossing a stream. The tiger's shimmering image is reflected in the stream, and the mirror-like finish of the coin is truly beautiful.
This coin has a strictly limited mintage of 2,000, and is a wonderful addition to any wildlife-themed collection.
This coin comes packaged in a rustic wooden crate, with a printed orange 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|
|A snarling Bengal tiger crossing a stream and the words "BENGAL TIGER 1 oz 999 FINE SILVER"|
|New Zealand Mint|