1996 Korea Fauna of Asia Holographic Panda in Colour 500 Won Silver Coin Proof-Struck
We have here on offer, the 1996 North Korea DPRK Fauna of Asia Holographic Panda in Colour 500 Won Silver Coin Proof-Struck! Comes in acrylic capsule, uncirculated condition, beautiful & rare! 1 Oz. Large Crown type!
"The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca, lit. "black and white cat-foot"; simplified Chinese: 大熊猫; traditional Chinese: 大熊貓; pinyin: dà xióng māo, lit. "big bear cat"), also known as panda bear or simply panda, is a bear native to south central China.It is easily recognized by the large, distinctive black patches around its eyes, over the ears, and across its round body. The name "giant panda" is sometimes used to distinguish it from the unrelated red panda. Though it belongs to the order Carnivora, the giant panda's diet is over 99% bamboo. Giant pandas in the wild will occasionally eat other grasses, wild tubers, or even meat in the form of birds, rodents or carrion. In captivity, they may receive honey, eggs, fish, yams, shrub leaves, oranges, or bananas along with specially prepared food.
The giant panda lives in a few mountain ranges in central China, mainly in Sichuan province, but also in neighbouring provinces, namely Shaanxi and Gansu. As a result of farming, deforestation, and other development, the giant panda has been driven out of the lowland areas where it once lived."
Front: Giant Panda Eating Bamboo (Colour) & in Holographic
Back: DPRK National Arms
Year 1995, 500 Won - Early 1st Releases!
1 Oz, 31.00 GR.
Crown size (40 mm)
Silver 0.9990, Proof-Struck, White Blast!
Uncirculated Excellent Condition
Scare/Rare - Sold Out at Mints/Coin Fairs
These are the very first mintage releases, when DPRK started to initiate mintage of numismatic coins for external sale.
This is a rarely available piece, very attractive & beautiful old rarity.
"North Korea DPRK silvers & gold coins have been always sold out at International Numismatist Fairs & Shows, given its very limited supply circulating in the marketplace. Rarity designs do commands very strong premiums amongst collections, and its prices have been steadily rising across the years. In these recent period, the acceleration is much more pronounced given the isolation state of North Korea, and it possible changes that may happen in the non-too distance future. This is definitely a very strong investment category. Buy with Confidence!"