White Lion Au


This coin is part of series Rare Wildlife



Series of coins dedicated to rare wildlife. Species that exist in the wild under 1000 individuals.
The white lion is occasionally found in wildlife reserves in South Africa and is a rare color mutation of the Kruger subspecies of lion (Panthera leo krugeri). It has been perpetuated by selective breeding in zoos around the world. White lions are not yet a separate subspecies and they have been said to be indigenous to the Timbavati region of South Africa for centuries, although the earliest recorded sighting in this region was 1938. White lions are not albinos. Their white color is caused by a recessive gene known as the chutiya or color inhibitor gene, distinct from the albinism gene. They vary from blonde through near-white.


Key selling points:
Very low mintage of only 99 pieces.

Specifications
Art.-No MW0902 Metal Gold
Country Malawi Fineness .9999
Year 2009 Weight 3 oz
Face Value 500 Kwacha Diameter 42x42 mm
Quality PROOF Mintage 99 pcs.
Special Features Made with Crystallized™ Swarovski Element. Partly rhodinated.
Scope of Delivery Capsule, additional box and certificate
Availability Issued

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This coin is part of the Rare Wildlife series.
The following coins are already issued in this series:

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