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1986 GOLD CHINA 100 YUAN WILD PERFECT NGC PROOF 70 ULTRA CAMEO "YAK WORLD WILDLIFE FUND"

1986 GOLD CHINA 100 YUAN WILD PERFECT NGC PROOF 70 ULTRA CAMEO "YAK WORLD WILDLIFE FUND"
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Country of Origin: China

PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

WORLD WILDLIFE FUND - WILD YAK

GOLD 100 YUAN COIN CERTIFIED PERFECT BY NGC PROOF 70 ULTRA CAMEO

OBV: STATE EMBLEM WITH DATE BENEATH.

REV: WILD YAK, HEAD DOWN WITH RIGHT FORELOCK RAISED, FACING LEFT AND STANDING ON ROCKY PROMONTORY; MOUNTAINS IN BACKGROUND, WITH SMALL ISLAND WITH TENTS ABOVE RIGHT; DENOMINATION LEFT.

KM # 151

THE WILD YAK (BOS MUTUS) IS A LARGE MEMBER OF THE BOVID FAMILY OF ANIMALS, AND RANGES THROUGHOUT THE HIMALAYAS IN CENTRAL ASIA, BUT THEY CAN BE FOUND AS FAR SOUTH AS SOUTHERNMOST XINJIANG.

THE WILD AND DOMESTIC YAK (DIVERGED ABOUT 5 MILLION YEARS AGO INTO SEPARATE SPECIES. THE WILD YAK IS ONE OF THE LARGEST OF THE BOVIDAE.

ADULTS STAND ABOUT 5.2’ TO 7.2’ AT THE SHOULDER ON AVERAGE, WITH A WEIGHT RANGE OF AROUND 672-2,205 LBS. NOT COUNTING THE TAIL THEY ARE ABOUT 8.2 TO 11 FEET IN LENGTH.

THE COAT IS PRIMARILY BLACK OR DARK BROWN, BUT THE GOLDEN WILD YAK, WITH GOLD COLORED HAIR, IS CONSIDERED ENDANGERED IN CHINA. OTHER WILD YAK WERE TAKEN OFF THE ENDANGERED LIST IN 1996 BECAUSE OF INCREASE IN POPULATIONS, WHICH TOTAL NOW AROUND 10,000. HOWERER, THEY ARE STILL CLASSIFIED AS VULNERABLE.

CONTAINS 11.318 GRAMS OF 917 FINE GOLD (.3337 OZ ACTUAL GOLD WEIGHT)

23 MM IN DIAMETER

3,000 MINTED

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