Natura - 2013 Zebra(R10, 1/10oz, 24 ct gold) Reverse
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Natura - 2013 Zebra(R10, 1/10oz, 24 ct gold)

The 2013 Natura coin series features Nature’s Families and depicts the Zebra.

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The theme “Nature’s Families” was first introduced on the pure gold Natura coin series in 2011 and featured the Meerkats of the Kalahari.

In 2012 Africa’s most endangered mammal is depicted, the African Painted Wolf also known as the African Wild Dog.  Their scientific name Lycaon pictus is derived from the Greek for “wolf” and the Latin for “painted”. Each animal has an irregular mottled coat, the tan, black and white patterns unique to each individual.


Although their behaviour is similar to that of the wolf of the northern hemisphere, they differ from dogs and wolves in that they have only four, not five, toes on each foot. Their large rounded ears are characteristic and contribute to an extremely acute sense of hearing. The common obverse depicts the silhouetted shapes of a pack of African Painted Wolves at a river.


The reverse of the R10 (1/10th oz) Natura coin portrays an alpha female.  The oldest female and oldest male have alpha status over their offspring and siblings. Typically only the alpha pair breeds and after a gestation period of two and a half months, a litter of seven to fourteen pups is born.  They remain underground in the burrow for the first two months of their lives. The pups are the centre of attention and all pack members take part in caring for, feeding and protecting them.

 

Natura Coin Specifications - Limited 3000

  R10 (1/10 oz)
  24 Carat Gold
Mass: 3.110 gram 

Diameter:

16.50 mm
Metal Content: Au 999.9
Reverse Die-Sinker: MD Mothobela
Reverse Artist: N van Niekerk
Obverse Die-Sinker : MJ Scheepers
Obverse Artist: N van Niekerk

 

Front: Two plains zebras (left, Equus quagga) drinking on a cloudy day

above (value) R10 (rand) and (series name) NATURA

designer: (lower-left) MD ( , artist)

legend: (bottom-left, composition details) 1/10 oz Au 999.9

Back: Seven plains zebras (Equus quagga) grazing

between (above, state name in English) SOUTH AFRICA on cloudy air (below, incuse year) 2013 on waving field

legend: none, (bottom, designer) MJS (Marthinus J. Scheepers, artist)

Edge: G - grained, type: bars

Each set issued has an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

G24-PC-NAT13
Material
Gold
Denomination
1/10 oz
Shape
Round
Time
2000s
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