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Tuvalu 2016-P The Cubs - Big Cat Cubs Complete 5-Coin Collection - Bengal Tigers, Jaguars, Snow Leopards, White Lions and Canadian Lynxes 50 Cents Pure Silver Half Dollar Proof Set with Color P11

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Get the COMPLETE COLLECTION and make pets of ALL FIVE of the adorably cute Big Cat Cubs pure silver dollars - Bengal Tigers, Jaguars, Snow Leopards, White Lions and Canadian Lynxes - in this comprehensive proof set!

This listing is for the COMPLETE 5-Coin Collection of all five different 
Big Cat Cubs pure silver half dollar proofs!

What could be more adorable than Big Cat Cubs? They're just big kittens, really! Join us on this wildlife extravaganza as we sojourn to foreign lands in search of the cutest little furballs on the planet! Talisman Coins and the Perth Mint (Australia's precious metals experts) is proud to bring you this heart-warming new series, entitled The Big Cat Cubs. These pure silver proofs with full color wildlife imagery capture the fun and tenderness of the animal kingdom. The very low mintage limit of just 5,000 per cat makes each heartwarming scene that much more desirable! Our advice? Snag this Complete 5-Coin Collection while we still have them all!

The five Big Cat Cubs in this series are:

    1)  Bengal Tiger Cubs
    2)  Jaguar Cubs
    3)  Snow Leopard Cubs
    4)  White Lion Cubs
    5)  Lynx Cubs

    + Five Coin Display Box
    + Complete Big Cat Cubs 5-Coin Collection

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The Complete Collection - All FIVE Adorably Cute Big Cat Cubs!
Complete 5-Coin Big Cat Cubs Collection in boxes
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Display box shows off your collection of Big Cat Cubs Coins!
Your Own Personal Art Gallery!
Another clever innovation (and a neat little bonus!) is the colorfully illustrated outer box shipper. Each features a different, original commission of a pair of big cat cubs. When lined-up in release order, the outer boxes will form a gallery of original artworks of the five tender, vibrant and superbly executed wildlife scenes.

This special, five coin display box is available at a nominal additional charge. This is a superb way to protect and present all five coins in their full color, illustrated cases.

A pair of super cute baby Canadian lynx kittens or cubs!Click here for more coins and medals featuring beautiful wildlife!

The five Big Cat Cubs in this series are:

    1)  Bengal Tiger Cubs
    2)  Jaguar Cubs
    3)  Snow Leopard Cubs
    4)  White Lion Cubs
    5)  Lynx Cubs

    + Five Coin Display Box
    + Complete Big Cat Cubs 5-Coin Collection

Click here to view all the coins in the Big Cat Cubs Wildlife Series!

Your Own Personal Art Gallery!
Another clever innovation (and a neat little bonus!) is the colorfully illustrated outer box shipper. Each features a different, original commission of a pair of big cat cubs. When lined-up in release order, the outer boxes will form a gallery of original artworks of the five tender, vibrant and superbly executed wildlife scenes.

This special, five coin display box is available at a nominal additional charge. This is a superb way to protect and present all five coins in their full color, illustrated cases.

Click here to view all the coins in the Big Cat Cubs Wildlife Series!

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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Tuvalu 2016-P The Cubs #3 - Snow Leopard Big Cat Cubs 50 Cents Pure Silver Half Dollar Proof with Color Outer BoxObverse
Frolic with these adorably cute Cubs as they play in their natural habitat. The Perth Mint's "P" mint mark is judiciously placed near the rim. The legend defines the theme: CUBS.

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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. The legend 1/2 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity.

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Packaging
Each 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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SpecificationsA solitary Canadian Lynx displays its short tail, large, padded feed, cheek ruffs and tufted ears.
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2016
   
Face Value $2.50 (5 x 50 Cents)
Weight 77.955 g (5 x 15.591 g)
Diameter 36.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)      2.30 mm
Mintage Limit    5,000 each
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Tom Vaughan (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

The Canadian Lynx - "Grey Ghost" of the North!
The shy and reclusive Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis) is often called the “gray ghost of the North.” The Lynx is sometimes confused with the bobcat, but when one knows the differences, distinguishing between the two is easy. With its long, thick fur, prominent cheek ruffs, a short, black-tipped tail and oversize paws, it is perfectly adapted for winter. And its distinctive ear tufts amplify sound to make it a formidable hunter. It is also larger than a bobcat, and over twice the size of a large domestic cat.The shy and reclusive Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis) is often called the “gray ghost of the North.” The Lynx is sometimes confused with the bobcat, but when one knows the differences, distinguishing between the two is easy. With its long, thick fur, prominent cheek ruffs, a short, black-tipped tail and oversize paws, it is perfectly adapted for winter. And its distinctive ear tufts amplify sound to make it a formidable hunter. It is also larger than a bobcat, and over twice the size of a large domestic cat.

The Canadian lynx is a solitary and secretive crepuscular animal, mostly active in the early morning and at dusk. Lynx tend to sleep during the day and are moderately active at night. Although solitary, at times small groups may be observed traveling together. The lynx roam about one and a half to three miles each day, and thus require a large territory. When food becomes scarce, the lynx territory will increase; most of the population will roam far, with a select few staying behind in their original territory. The cat tends to stay within 100 yards of the tree line, but does not shy away from swimming. One account records a lynx swimming two miles across the extremely cold Yukon River.

The shy and reclusive Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis) is often called the “gray ghost of the North.” The Lynx is sometimes confused with the bobcat, but when one knows the differences, distinguishing between the two is easy. With its long, thick fur, prominent cheek ruffs, a short, black-tipped tail and oversize paws, it is perfectly adapted for winter. And its distinctive ear tufts amplify sound to make it a formidable hunter. It is also larger than a bobcat, and over twice the size of a large domestic cat. The lynx can be found in Canada’s boreal forests from Newfoundland to the Yukon Territories, as well as in the northern tier of the United States. It hunts squirrels, grouse and deer, but its preference by far is the snowshoe hare. In fact, the populations of these two animals are inextricably linked. As long as 200 years ago, the Hudson Bay Company began noting how a rise in lynx led to a drop in hares, and how fewer hare led to fewer lynx. Back then, the lynx population would peak at 70 times its low. Today, development, forestry and hunting have brought peak lynx numbers down to six times the low.

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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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