An ancient Chinese proverb states, He who rides the tiger will never get off! At once noble and fierce, truly nothing compares to the thrill of stalking through the jungle or forest in search of a wild tigerall the while sensing that a tiger may also be stalking you! Is easily one of the most intriguing, most beautiful, and, unfortunately, one of the most endangered great animals in the world.
Big cat experts believe that fewer than 4,000 tigers remain in the wild, with far too many being lost to poachers each year. The tiger is also one of the two most auspicious animals on the Chinese lunar calendar (the other being the dragon), a feline made all the more desirable by the the superb execution of this magnificent portrait on a precious metal, frosted cameo finish proof. Even better is the tiny mintage, just 888, a minuscule number for such an affordable, one troy ounce silver coin.There are no legends on the obverse, to further enhance the beauty of this dramatic, close-up tiger portrait! Many people think that white tigers are a separate subspecies, or even a separate sub-population of Siberian Tigers. This isn't the case, however. White tigers are not a separate subspecies.
Theyre not so-called "royal white tigers", nor are they "snow tigers, " neither of which actually exist. Rather, white tigers are simply tigers that are born with white fur. This is an extremely rare genetic mutation that occurs very seldom in the wild, where population geneticists estimate that only about one in ten thousand tiger cubs are born with white fur. There is no evidence that white tigers are at any natural disadvantage, as they have a full suite of stripes, which provides them with the same camouflage as their more prevalent, colorful cousins. The Year of the Tiger.Centuries ago, the Chinese invented a calendar based on the lunar (rather than the solar) cycle. There are twelve animals in the Chinese lunar zodiac, each corresponding in sequence to a year rather than a month. In 2022 we celebrate the Year of the Tiger. According to tradition, people born during a Year of the Tiger (1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 and 2022) are said to exhibit that animals attributes. They are charismatic and fearsome, generous but unpredictable.
They are often noted for their enthusiasm in life, and are unafraid of exploring new territory. They can also be aggressive, especially when they perceive a threat or are cornered. A three-quarter portrait of a wild white tiger in its natural habitat.
The Chinese character for "tiger" is enclosed in a cartouche. 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, while the legend 1 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The coin is encapsulated inside a luxurious clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by a full color outer cardboard box.
An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included. The image of the back side of the certificate is a mint-supplied image intended for general reference only. The serial number in the image is NOT indicative of the serial number you will receive!The item "Niue 2022 YEAR TIGER White Tiger $1 1 Oz Pure Silver Proof Color MINTAGE 888" is in sale since Saturday, October 30, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Australia\Commemorative".
The seller is "talismancoins" and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.