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Tuvalu 2017-P Polar Babies #3 - Arctic Fox Pup Kit 50 Cents Pure Silver Half Dollar Proof with Color P06

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Get the third coin in a popular Polar Babies program, celebrating five different offspring from the North and South Poles! What could be cuter than this adorable Arctic Fox pup or kit, in its brown summer coloration, resting in its native habitat on this full color, pure silver half dollar?

Cute, cute CUTE! What could be more adorable than Polar Babies? Join us on this wildlife extravaganza as we sojourn to the frigid lands of the Arctic and Antarctic in search of the cutest little furballs on the planet! Talisman Coins and the Perth Mint (Australia's precious metals experts) are proud to bring you this heart-warming new series, entitled Polar Babies. These pure silver proofs with full color wildlife imagery capture the fun and tenderness of the animal kingdom - even in the frozen wastes! The very low mintage limit of just 5,000 per critter makes each heartwarming scene that much more desirable! Extremely attractive and affordable - delay now and repent later!

The five Polar Babies planned for this series are:

    1)  Polar Bear Cub
    2)  Emperor Penguin Chick
    3)  Arctic Fox Kit
    4)  Harp Seal Pup
    5)  Sea Otter Pup

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An Arctic Fox in his camouflaged white fur coat, walking across the snow!The Untamed Arctic Fox
Just slightly larger than the average house cat, Vulpes lagopus - the Arctic Fox - is Canada’s smallest member of the canidae family. A silent, prolific hunter, the Arctic Fox’s diet consists largely of lemmings; it will kill dozens a day, particularly when hunting for its brood of (on average) 6 pups. The population cycle of the Arctic Fox is thus inextricably tied to the mysterious waxing and waning of the global lemming cycle, which peaks and then diminishes to near zero levels about every 4 years. The Arctic Fox will also eat a wide variety of other foods (when and where available), including eggs, squirrels, berries, birds, small marine animals, fish, and carrion.

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The pelt of the Arctic Fox is unmatched for warmth, sustaining it at temperatures below -50° Celsius. Its fur is brown, gray-brown, blue-gray, or dark blue-gray in the warmer months. In the long Arctic winter, most foxes turn pure white, although some populations show lighter blue-gray through the winter phase. The fox’s thick fur covers its small rounded ears and even the pads of its feet, providing for optimal warmth.

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A sleeping Arctic Fox is perfectly warm in his fine insulated fur! The Arctic Fox Pup or Kit Pure Silver Proof is the third release in the adorable and highly popular Polar Babies Program, to be released by the Perth Mint. Coins featuring the following Arctic offspring include:

    1)  Polar Bear Cub
    2)  Emperor Penguin Chick
    3)  Arctic Fox Kit
    4)  Harp Seal Pup
    5)  Sea Otter Pup

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Technology Note
The Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin.

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Obverse
What could be cuter than this adorable Arctic Fox pup or kit, in its brown summer coloration, resting in its native habitat.The Perth Mint's "P" mint mark is judiciously placed near the rim. The legend defines the theme: ARCTIC FOX. The legend 1/2 OZ 9999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity.

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Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date of issue and denomination also appear.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a handsome taupe leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by a full-color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value 50 Cents
Weight 15.553 g
Diameter 32.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)     3.10 mm
Mintage Limit    5,000
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Natasha Muhl (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered




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