Western Gorilla

Tanzania 2019 1500 Shillings Western Gorilla Silver Coin

The ‘Western Gorilla’ coin is part of the ‘Wildlife’ series. The impossible has been made possible using the enhanced Smartminting©️ technology and brings the Western Gorilla to life. The coin has a Proof quality finish and is partly made in color, struck on a 2 oz .999 Silver 50mm blank in the highest quality. A limited mintage of only 999 pcs worldwide and comes in a beautiful box with Certificate of Authenticity. Get this edition now to grow your collection.

Coin description

The reverse of the coin depicts the appearance of the Grizzly bear with his powerful teeth and longer fangs in shiny silver and silver-grey hair, with the inscriptions: “2019” (the year of issue), “WESTERN GORILLA” (the name of the coin), “GORILLA GORILLA” (“Western Gorilla” in Greek and Latin).

The obverse side of the coin depicts the standard Coat of Arms of Tanzania with the inscriptions: “TANZANIA” (the issuing country) and “1500 SHILLINGS” (the face value).

Background information

The western Gorilla is the species with the largest population within the genus Gorilla. The population is estimated at 80,000 to 100,000 individuals. The primary color of the coat is mainly black. Adult males are nearly twice the weight of females and have a bony crest on the skull, longer fangs, an opposable big toe, and a ‘saddle’ of silver-gray hair. Gorillas are pretty calm animals. While young gorillas like to play and frolic with each other, the adults often take it easy. As vegetarians who eat many leaves and stems, they don’t have to walk many miles a day to find enough food. Since their diet does not contain very many calories, they do eat large amounts. ‘Food intake’ and ‘rest’ are the behaviors most often observed in gorillas. Unfortunately, in the wild western gorillas are highly endangered. They are hunted for their meat, the tropical rainforest is being cut down, and gorillas are also very susceptible to all kinds of infectious diseases such as Ebola.

Key selling points

  • Ultra high relief
  • Heavy 2oz silver coin
  • Interesting special features
  • Animal motive
  • Low mintage
  • New unique coloring technique

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Article IDTZ1901
Face Value1500 Shillings
Weight2 oz (62.2 g)
Diameter50 mm
Mintage999 pcs.
Scope of DeliveryCapsule, Box / Case, Certificate of Authenticity
Special FeaturesSmartminting©, Coloured

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