2018 WILDLIFE OF NICARAGUA – SLOTH
The second of the NZ Mints debut Nicaraguan series features the Three-toed Sloth. Typical fare, it’s a 1oz proof silver coin with the animal highlighted in colour.The first Jaguar coin was good and this one is also very well done and of a subject rare in numismatics. We’ve seen the next couple of designs as well and this could shape up to be a good series, featuring animals you’re unlikely to have in your collection. Packaging is excellent, of course, and the coin is available to order now for $80.00 USD. Mintage is capped at 5,000.
OBVERSE: carries Nicaragua’s triangular coat-of-arms and is packed with symbolism. The triangle signifies equality, the rainbow signifies peace, the gorro frigio (Phrygian cap) symbolizes liberty and the five volcanoes express the union and brotherhood of all five Central American countries. The date and issuer are inscribed here also.
PACKAGING: The coin is encased in a modern wooden box featuring Nicaragua’s Coat of Arms. Inside the coin is nestled in cream velvet alongside the Certificate of Authenticity written in both English and Spanish. The outer box has been designed to complement the Nicaraguan wildlife theme.
|COMPOSITION||0.9999 silver, 31.1 grams|
|BOX / COA||Yes / Yes|