2017 R1 Gold: Reptiles - The Puff Adder 1/10th oz

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The theme ‘South African Reptiles’ began in 2015 on the R1 (1/10 oz) pure gold coin featuring the Nile crocodile, followed by the Cape dwarf chameleon in 2016. The puff adder (Bitis arietans) is featured on the 2017 coin and represents the snakes within this series.

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The puff adder is the most common and widespread snake on the African continent. Its colour pattern varies geographically, ranging from yellow through to red-brown, overlaid with a pattern of dark brown to black chevron or u-shaped bands. This colouration and pattern serves as camouflage for both hunting and defence purposes. The snake rarely hunts actively but is known for being extremely aggressive when disturbed; its name is resultant of the snake’s habit of inflating itself and loudly hissing as a warning when disturbed.

After striking its prey, with arguably the fastest strike of 0,25 of a second, it releases its prey as venom is injected and later track the prey through smell.

Reverse:

On the R1 coin the puff adder is shown sniffing the air with its tongue. The denomination of ‘R1’ and the metal value of ‘1/10 oz Au 999.9’, together with its name, is shown.

Obverse:

The South African coat of arms and the year 2017 is presented on the obverse.

    Mass: 3.110 grams
    Diameter: 16.50 mm
    Metal Content: Au 999.9
    Box Type: Leatherette
    Purity: 24 carat Gold
    Maximum Mintage: 500
    Issue Price: R3,800.00

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2017 R1 Gold: Reptiles - The Puff Adder 1/10th oz

2017 R1 Gold: Reptiles - The Puff Adder 1/10th oz

The theme ‘South African Reptiles’ began in 2015 on the R1 (1/10 oz) pure gold coin featuring the Nile crocodile, followed by the Cape dwarf chameleon in 2016. The puff adder (Bitis arietans) is featured on the 2017 coin and represents the snakes within this series.

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