Mongolia – 2007 – 500 Togrog – The Wolverine Gulo Gulo with 2 diamonds (PROOF)

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COIN OF THE YEAR 2008

Description

IN HIGH RELIEF WITH 2 SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL COMPONENTS
Metal: Silver .999
Weight: 1 OZ
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Quality: Antique-finish
Mintage: 2500 pcs.

The Wolverine (lat. gulo gulo) is also referred to as Järv or as the Marten Bear and domiciles in northern Eurasia and in North America. He belongs to the Marten species (mustelidae). These animals can grow up to one meter. Thereby the males can weigh up to 30 kg. The Wolverine is night-active and is actually a soil inhabitant who is also able to climb
and swim. While living in freedom it is possible for them to become 10 years of age.

The Wolverine is on the Red List of endangered species and on many parts of the earth already extinct. The reason for the decimation was the hunting in the past in order to obtain its beautiful coat and the fact that the glutton stops at nothing while intruding into houses looking for food.

A new commemorative coin from Mongolia shows the Wolverine from the front view and in artistic high relief. As particularity the eyes are fit with two glistening Swarovski crystal components.