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1974 BCCR COSTA RICA 1500 COLONES NGC MINT STATE 67 "GIANT ANTEATER WCS WORLD CONSERVATION SERIES"

1974 BCCR COSTA RICA 1500 COLONES NGC MINT STATE 67  "GIANT ANTEATER WCS WORLD CONSERVATION SERIES"
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Country of Origin: Costa Rica

REPUBLIC OF COSTA RICA

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SERIES - THE GIANT ANTEATER

GOLD 1,500 COLONES COIN CERTIFIED BY NGC MINT STATE 67

OBV: NATIONAL ARMS; DATE BELOW DIVIDING MINT MARKS "B.C." AND "C.R.".

REV: GIANT ANTEATER LEFT; DATE BELOW.

KM # 202

THE GIANT ANTEATER (MYRMECOPHAGA TRIDACTYLA) IS FOUND IN THE WILD RANGING FROM HONDURAS TO ARGENTINA. IT EATS UP TO 30,000 ANTS, GRUBS OR TERMITES A DAY AND IS A SOLITARY AND TOOTHLESS MAMMAL.

THE GIANT ANTEATER CAN GROW UP TO 7 FEET IN LENGTH (WITH A FOUR FOOT LONG HEAD & BODY AND A THREE FROOT LONG TAIL) AND WEIGHS UP TO 300 POUNDS.

WHEN ATTACKED, THE ANIMAL USES RAPID RAZOR SHARP CLAW ATTACKS OR STANDS ON ITS HIND LEGS TO "BEARHUG" ITS OPPONENT, AND HAS BEEN KNOWN TO KILL ITS MAIN PREDATOR, THE COUGAR.

THE CONCERN TO THEIR CONTINUED SURVIVAL HAS TO DO WITH THE DESTRUCTION OF THEIR HABITAT BY MAN. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THERE EXIST 5,000 OF THESE CREATURES IN THE WILD.

CONTAINS 33.437 GRAMS OF .900 FINE GOLD (.9675 OZ AGW)

34 MM IN DIAMETER

ONLY 2,418 MINTED!

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