Snow leopard cubs cavort on third issue in Perth Mint series

Tuvalu continues Proof silver 50-cent coin program featuring cubs of big cats
By , Coin World
Published : 08/01/16
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The third release in the Perth Mint’s series celebrating cubs depicts the snow leopard.

These rare and beautiful leopards live in the steep and rocky alpine regions of Central Asia. They are insulated by thick hair, and their wide fur-covered feet act as natural snowshoes. Snow leopards have powerful legs and they are able to jump as far as 15 meters. They use their long tails for balance and as blankets to cover sensitive body parts against severe mountain chill.

The Proof Snow Leopard Cubs .999 fine silver 50-cent coin from Tuvalu was released July 5. 

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The coin’s reverse features two colorized snow leopard cubs in the mountains in Central Asia. The inscription CUBS and the Perth Mint’s P Mint mark also appear in the design, which was created by Tom Vaughan.

The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II appears on the obverse of the coin, along with the year date and the denomination. 

This coin is housed in a classic Perth Mint presentation case within a themed shipper and is accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.

The Snow Leopard Cubs coin follows the release of coins for tiger and jaguar cubs. The final two releases in the five-coin series will depict white lion and lynx cubs. 

All of the coins in the series, no matter the design, each weigh 15.591 grams, measure 32.6 millimeters in diameter and have a maximum mintage of 5,000 pieces.

Distributor Talisman Coins offers the Snow Leopard Cubs coin for $42.95. Quantity discounts are available, with purchases of three to five coins at $41.95 each, six to nine coins at $40.95 each, and 10 or more coins at $39.95 each.

Earlier releases are also available at varying prices. 

To order any of the Cubs coins, visit the distributor website

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