This coin is part of series High relief animals
This high relief [HiRe minted] coin with partly proof horn is unique in itís kind. Issued by Tanzania; where elephants are endangered.
African elephants are listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), while the Asian elephant is classed as endangered. One of the biggest threats to elephant populations is the ivory trade, as the animals are poached for their ivory tusks. Other threats to wild elephants include habitat destruction and conflicts with local people. Elephants are used as working animals in Asia. In the past they were used in war; today, they are often controversially put on display in zoos, or exploited for entertainment in circuses. Elephants are highly recognisable and have been featured in art, folklore, religion, literature and popular culture.
Key Selling Points:
Minted with HiRe technology
High relief antique finish
Part PROOF finish horn
High-tech new technology
Very limited mintage
|Face Value||1000 Shillings||Diameter||38.61mm|
|Special Features||Special PROOF finish on the horn; new high-tech coin improvement. HiRe Minted.|
|Scope of Delivery||Capsule, box, and certificate|
This coin is part of the High relief animals series.
The following coins are already issued in this series: