Introducing the Lion – King of the African Savannah
Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release the second coin in a series of five featuring the “Big Five” African animals. The first coin featuring the Elephant proved to be extremely popular and the next coin, featuring the lion, we are sure will be a ‘roaring’ success.
Issued on behalf of Sierra Leone, these new coins are being produced in magnificent High Relief that really shows the power of these animals and illustrates the appeal of these ‘famous five’.
When considering a safari holiday, the term the ‘Big Five’ refers to some of Africa’s most popular – the Elephant, the Lion, the Leopard, the Rhino and the Buffalo. The phrase was originally coined to describe the five most difficult and dangerous animals to hunt on foot but nowadays the term is used by most guides and tourists as a term to encapsulate the ‘must see’. The Big Five are a huge part of the African culture and the conservation of these incredible animals is of paramount importance. National parks, like Kruger in South Africa, play an essential role providing a protective area for tourists to see the Big Five together but at the same time enabling conservation of natural habitats for these endangered species, which will hopefully allow future generations to enjoy these magnificent animals.
The second coin in the series features the undisputed King of the Savannah – the Lion. The world’s second largest cat, a male lion can be 3.3 meters in length (not including his tail) and weight up to 25 kilos. Most safari sightings are of cats sleeping in the shade as lions are more active at night when they hunt for their prey. This powerful big cat has been the subject of many famous films – Born Free; The Chronicles of Narnia; The Lion King, etc. – of which one even celebrates the 25th Anniversary of its launch this year.
The coin has been produced in stunning High Relief in 2oz Fine Silver. The coin features the head of a Lion styled as though it is an African mask. The special incused rim features an African pattern to continue the theme. This is the second coin in the series and a further three coins will be released featuring the remaining animals known as the ‘Big Five’.
The capsulated 2oz Fine Silver High Relief coins are packaged in a custom-made acrylic box with an outer printed sleeve which includes the Certificate of Authenticity.
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