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.