Canis Latrans Coyote
This coin is part of series Predator Hunters
The coyote also known as the American jackal, brush wolf, or the prairie wolf, is a species of canine found throughout North and Central America, ranging from Panama in the south, north through Mexico, the United States, and Canada. It occurs as far north as Alaska and all but the northernmost portions of Canada.
Currently, 19 subspecies are recognized, with 16 in Canada, Mexico, and the United States, and three in Central America. Unlike the related gray wolf, which is Eurasian in origin, evolutionary theory suggests the coyote evolved in North America during the Pleistocene epoch 1.81 million years ago (mya) alongside the dire wolf.Although not closely related, the coyote evolved separately to fill roughly the same ecological niche in the Americas that is filled in Eurasia and Africa by the similarly sized jackals. Unlike the wolf, the coyote's range has expanded in the wake of human civilization, and coyotes readily reproduce in metropolitan areas.
Key Selling Points:
Issued by Niger with only few issues
Low mintage animal motive
|Face Value||1000 Francs||Diameter||38.61mm|
|Special Features||Partly colored coin|
|Scope of Delivery||Capsule, box and certificate|
This coin is part of the Predator Hunters series.
The following coins are already issued in this series: