The White Lion Ag

Malawi 2009 50 Kwacha The White Lion Ag Silver Coin

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.

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  • Heavy 2oz silver coin
  • Interesting special features
  • Animal motive
  • Low mintage

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Article IDMW0901
Face Value50 Kwacha
Weight2 oz (62.2 g)
Diameter42x42 mm
Mintage2500 pcs.
Scope of DeliveryCapsule, Box / Case, Certificate of Authenticity
Special FeaturesSwarovski Element
Few left at NumisCollect

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