2006 Natura Tenth oz - The Giraffe

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The 2006 Natura Giants of Africa 24 carat gold tenth oz coin featuring the giraffe

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A living watchtower, the tall giraffe is a valuable ally of the baboons because it can spot predators over bushes and in places where the baboons cannot see them. Baboons know giraffe are fine look-outs at waterholes. The giraffe take extra precautions before drinking, because their splay-legged stance makes them easy to attack. The neck is so long that the giraffe must spread its front legs apart so its head can reach the ground to drink. Its carotid artery and jugular vein, running down the long neck from head to heart, are equipped with special valves to keep the blood from alternately flooding and evacuating the brain as the head is raised, or lowered to drink water.

A cautious giraffe with its legs elegantly splayed before its own reflection in the water, is depicted on this 1/10 oz 24 carat gold coin together with the word "Natura" and the denomination"R10". On the obverse, a portrait of a giraffe is featured together with the words "South Africa" and the year "2006".

A living watchtower, the tall giraffe is a valuable ally of the baboons because it can spot predators over bushes and in places where the baboons cannot see them. Baboons know giraffe are fine look-outs at waterholes. The giraffe take extra precautions before drinking, because their splay-legged stance makes them easy to attack. The neck is so long that the giraffe must spread its front legs apart so its head can reach the ground to drink. Its carotid artery and jugular vein, running down the long neck from head to heart, are equipped with special valves to keep the blood from alternately flooding and evacuating the brain as the head is raised, or lowered to drink water.

A cautious giraffe with its legs elegantly splayed before its own reflection in the water, is depicted on this 1/10 oz 24 carat gold coin together with the word "Natura" and the denomination"R10". On the obverse, a portrait of a giraffe is featured together with the words "South Africa" and the year "2006".

    Mass: 3.110 grams
    Diameter: 16.50 mm
    Metal Content: Au 999.9
    Reverse Die-sinker: C Moses
    Reverse Artist: N van Niekerk
    Obverse Die-sinker: MJ Scheepers
    Obverse Artist: N van Niekerk
    Box Type: Leatherette
    Purity: 24 carat Gold
    Maximum Mintage: 3000
    Actual Mintage: 750
    Issue Price: R600
    Estimated Market Value: 2008 R1,000
    Estimated Market Value: 2009 R1,500
    Estimated Market Value: 2013 R2,000
    Estimated Market Value: 2014 R2,500

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2006 Natura Tenth oz - The Giraffe

2006 Natura Tenth oz - The Giraffe

The 2006 Natura Giants of Africa 24 carat gold tenth oz coin featuring the giraffe

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