Smart coins series “Endangered Nature“
The Endangered Nature series feature silver Smart coins depicting plants and animals included in Red Lists of endangered species. We focus especially on those occurring in the Czech Republic, and from time to time in the neighbouring countries.
The Eurasian lynx is our only wildly living cat and the largest European feline measuring in length up to 120cm and weighing up to 35kg. The basic colour of its fur is grey with yellowish or reddish colouring, and with brown or maroon spots.
Although the Eurasian lynx was extinct in our country, the animal migrated back from the Slovak Carpathians to the Beskydy mountains. Several heads of Eurasian lynx were spotted in the Šumava mountains and in the Pošumaví region.
The obverse side features the denomination of the coin (1 Dollar), the year of issue (2013), the country Niue Island and the effigy of Queen Elizabeth on the background of wild forest motives. The Eurasian lynx – embossed and in colour – is depicted on the reverse side.
Limited edition 500 pcs