Sumatran Tiger
Sumatran Tiger
Art.No. 27519
Country Tanzania, United Republic of
Year 2016
Face Value 100 Shillings
Metal Copper silver-plated
Weight 25 g
Size 38.61 mm
Quality Prooflike
Mintage 5000

Officially licensed by WWF

Following the successful release of six vibrantly coloured, officially licensed WWF coins in 2015, the series continues with another set depicting charismatic, endangered species and ecosystems. Headlining the 2016 series is the Sumatran Tiger, of which only a few hundred individuals remain in the wild. The elegant tiger is shown resting under a tree in its continuously shrinking jungle home.

The protagonist of the second issue does not live in the jungle, but in one of the harshest and most inhospitable environments on earth – Antarctica. Emperor Penguins are the largest penguin species and uniquely adapted to not only survive but also raise their offspring in the Antarctic landscape of ice and snow. The coin shows a crèche of young penguins along with three beautifully coloured adults.

Third in line is the Amazon Rainforest, one of the most species-rich places on earth. The vast rainforest is inhabited by millions of species, a sample of which are masterfully illustrated on this WWF issue. Monarch butterfly, boa, poison dart frog, hummingbird, heliconia flower and bromeliads are some of the smaller wonders of the Amazon that require a keen observer in order to be discovered.

Part of the collection "WWF"

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