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Tuvalu 2018 Deadly & Dangerous - Dingo Howling At Sunset Wild Dog $1 Pure Silver Dollar Proof with Color P04

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It's no joke - a dingo really did take her baby! The thirteenth release in the incredibly popular Deadly & Dangerous series features Australia's own resourceful wild dog, the Dingo, depicted at sunset, in full color on this frosted cameo proof pure silver dollar!

If you've followed the Deadly and Dangerous Series since its inception, you already know our advice: never wait to place your order! These killer animals can sell out quickly and skyrocket in price! The latest release in this sought-after series is Australia's own wild dog, the resourceful and cunning Dingo. It is a medium-sized canid that possesses a lean, hardy body designed for speed, agility and stamina. Genetic evidence suggests that there has been no artificial selection over the past five millennia, so that the dingo therefore represents an early form of dog from 4,000–5,000 years ago. They have lived, bred, and undergone natural selection in the wild, isolated from other canids until the arrival of European settlers, resulting in an unique canid.

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An adult dingo watches over a litter of dingo puppies at their den.Australia's Native Dog
The Australian Dingo is an ancient, free roaming, primitive canine unique to the continent of Australia, specifically the outback. Its original ancestors are thought to have arrived with humans from southeast Asia thousands of years ago, when dogs were still relatively undomesticated and closer to their wild Asian Gray Wolf parent species, Canis lupus. Since that time, living largely apart from people and other dogs, together with the demands of Australian ecology, has caused them to develop features and instincts that distinguish them from all other canines. Australian Dingoes have maintained ancient characteristics that unite them, along with other primitive dogs, into a taxon named after them, Canis lupus dingo, and has separated them from the domestic dog, Canis lupus familiaris.

A cute and adorable dingo puppy or cub.Dingoes play an important role in the various ecosystems of Australia; they are apex predators and the largest terrestrial predators on the continent. Due to its habit of attacking livestock and the vulnerability of sheep, dingoes and other wild dogs are seen as a pest by the sheep industry and the resulting control methods normally run counter to dingo conservation efforts.

The dingo is an intelligent, sociable and free-roaming canine unique to Australia. An important animal in Aboriginal culture, the dingo is depicted in many rock carvings and cave paintings.

Today, it is estimated that the majority of the modern "dingoes" are also descended from other domestic dogs. The number of these so-called dingo-hybrids had increased significantly over the last decades and the dingo was therefore classified as vulnerable. "Pure dingos" are getting rare, and are the subject of much debate and conservation efforts.

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Investment Note
This is the thirteenth release in the Deadly and Dangerous series from the Perth Mint. Most previous releases sold out at the Mint in record time and increased in value. Given the theme as well as the woefully inadequate mintage limit of only 5,000 per release, it's only natural that collectors, investors and speculators have flocked to these beautiful coins and driven the prices skyward! Get your one troy ounce Death Adder pure silver dollar with color now!

 Other releases in the Deadly and Dangerous series may be available:
    2011 Box Jellyfish
    2014 Spider-Hunting Scorpion
    2016 Death Adder
    2017 Bull Shark

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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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A full color portrait with frosted cameo detail of a pack of wild dingoes at sunset! The central image depicts a detailed, full color image of a large dingo howling. The legend AUSTRALIA'S BULL SHARK defines the theme. The legend 1 OZ 9999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity.

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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 QUEEN ELIZABETH II, the date of issue and denomination also appear.

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The coin is encapsulated inside an elegant, luxury presentation case made of highly polished, solid wood and protected by a full-color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

Country Tuvalu
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2018
Face Value One Dollar
Weight 31.135 g
Diameter 40.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   4.00 mm
Mintage Limit    5,000
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
Artist Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

The Island Nation of Tuvalu
Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean midway between Hawaii and Australia. Its nearest neighbors are Kiribati, Samoa and Fiji. It is comprised of four reef islands and five true atolls. Its population of 11,992 makes it the third-least populated independent country in the world, with only Vatican City and Nauru having fewer inhabitants. It is also the second-smallest member by population of the United Nations. In terms of physical land size, at just 10 square miles Tuvalu is the fourth smallest country in the world, larger only than the Vatican City, Monaco and Nauru.

The first inhabitants of Tuvalu were Polynesian people, who arrived about 3000 years go. The islands came under Great Britain's sphere of influence in the late 19th century. The Ellice Islands were administered by Britain as part of a protectorate from 1892 to 1916 and as part of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony from 1916 to 1974. In 1974 the Ellice Islanders voted for separate British dependency status as Tuvalu, separating from the Gilbert Islands which became Kiribati upon independence. Tuvalu became fully independent within The Commonwealth in 1978. with Queen Elizabeth II as titular head of state.

Because Tuvalu has few natural resources it has been dependent in recent years upon aid from larger, more developed nations, including Australia, New Zealand and the United States. The Perth Mint of Australia is officially commissioned by the government of Tuvalu to produce legal tender coinage for the island nation.

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