Wildlife Protection 2015 Campbells Hamster
Award Winning Wildlife Protection Series 500 Togrog
Campbell’s dwarf hamsters (Phodopus campbelli) originate from Mongolia, northeast China and southern Siberia but are nowadays bred worldwide and kept as pets. They are usually more active during the day than the golden hamster which is equally popular.
Adult Campbell’s hamster reach a body size of eight to ten centimetres. The small rodents feed mainly on various plant seeds and occasionally on small insects. The hamster in turn is preyed upon by raptors and steppe foxes.
The sixth instalment of the award winning Wildlife Protection series issued by Mongolia shows the charming Campbell’s dwarf hamster. The silver coin is traditionally minted in antique finish, high relief and features two dark Swarovski Elements representing the hamster’s eyes.
- Country: Mongolia
- Year: 2015
- Face Value: 500 Togrog
- Metal: Silver
- Fineness (purity): 999/1000
- Weight: 31.1g (1 oz)
- Diameter: 38.61mm
- Quality: Antiqued
- Mintage: 2.500
- Certificate (COA): Yes
- Presentation case (box): Yes
- CIT’s proprietary SeQrySign security marking
The coin reverse portrays a Campbell’s Hamster depicted with Swarovski crystals for eyes, all around there are the inscriptions “Endangered Wildlife”, the latin name for the species and the year of issue 2015.
Issued by National Bank of Mongolia, on the coins obverse is the State’s Coat of Arms and the coin value, “500 Togrog”.
Packaged in a plush tin with a COA