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2006 Natura Launch set: the Giraffe

06-N-L

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The 2006 Natura  24 carat launch set gold coin featuring the second in the Giants of Africa series - The Giraffe.

The launch set has a Paw EWT mintmark

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Giraffe are herbivorous browsers. When protected and food is abundant giraffe flourish, surviving well even when water is scarce. They occasionally eat grass and fruits of various trees and shrubs, but their principal food source is the acacia thorn tree.

Giraffe have extremely long tongues (45 centimeters) which are covered with thick saliva to assist in pulling twigs and shoots into the mouth where it is held between the lower teeth and the thick hard pad in the upper jaw. Giraffe do not have upper front teeth or incisors but a hard pad where teeth would normally be. The leaves are then stripped off the twigs with a backward pull of the head. Up to 45 kilograms of leaves can be harvested this way to sustain the giraffe's great bulk. The giraffe also has a modified atlas-axis joint that enables the head to reach higher in a vertical position.

A browsing giraffe is depicted on the reverse side of the 1 oz 24 carat gold coin together with the word "Natura" and the denomination R100. On the obverse, a portrait of a giraffe is featured together with the words "South Africa" and the year "2006".

Giraffe are herbivorous browsers. When protected and food is abundant giraffe flourish, surviving well even when water is scarce. They occasionally eat grass and fruits of various trees and shrubs, but their principal food source is the acacia thorn tree.

Giraffe have extremely long tongues (45 centimeters) which are covered with thick saliva to assist in pulling twigs and shoots into the mouth where it is held between the lower teeth and the thick hard pad in the upper jaw. Giraffe do not have upper front teeth or incisors but a hard pad where teeth would normally be. The leaves are then stripped off the twigs with a backward pull of the head. Up to 45 kilograms of leaves can be harvested this way to sustain the giraffe’s great bulk. The giraffe also has a modified atlas-axis joint that enables the head to reach higher in a vertical position.

A browsing giraffe is depicted on the reverse side of the 1 oz 24 carat gold coin together with the word "Natura" and the denomination R100. On the obverse, a portrait of a giraffe is featured together with the words "South Africa" and the year "2006".

The launch set has a Paw EWT mintmark

    Mass: 31.107 grams
    Diameter: 32.69 mm
    Metal Content: Au 999.9
    Reverse Die-sinker: MJ Scheepers
    Reverse Artist: N van Niekerk
    Obverse Die-sinker: MJ Scheepers
    Obverse Artist: N van Niekerk
    Box Type: Wood
    Purity: 24 carat Gold
    Extras: Paw EWT mintmark
    Maximum Mintage: 300
    Actual Mintage: 282
    Estimated Market Value: 2008 R9,000
    Estimated Market Value: 2009 R16,000
    Estimated Market Value: 2013 R17,500
    Estimated Market Value: 2014 R17,500

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2006 Natura Launch set: the Giraffe

2006 Natura Launch set: the Giraffe

The 2006 Natura  24 carat launch set gold coin featuring the second in the Giants of Africa series - The Giraffe.

The launch set has a Paw EWT mintmark

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