Mongolia coins 500 Togrog silver coin of 2013, ARGALI , or the mountain sheep (Ovis ammon)

Mongolia 500 Togrog silver coin ARGALI mountain sheep

Mongolia 500 Togrog silver coin
Mongolia coins 500 Togrog silver coin of 2013, ARGALI , or the mountain sheep (Ovis ammon)

This is the newest coin from the "Coin of the Year winning series", Mongolian Wild Animals, this .999 Silver coin shows the face of the giant mountain sheep (Ovis ammon), adorned with two mocha Swarovski Elements and the beautiful antique finish. The reverse displays the Mongolian coat of arms and the coin’s value, 500 togrog. This is the fourth coin in the Wildlife Protection series issued by the National Bank of Mongolia. Only 2,500 world-wide. Don't miss your chance to own this fantastic coin.

Face Value 500 Togrog
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 10z
Diameter 38,61 mm
Mintage 2500
Quality Antique finish
Certificate COA Yes

The argali, or the mountain sheep (species Ovis ammon) is a wild sheep that roams the highlands of Central Asia (Himalaya, Tibet, Altay). It is the largest species of wild sheep.

Argali are considered an endangered or threatened species throughout their entire range, due largely to habitat loss from overgrazing of domestic sheep and hunting. As the world's largest sheep, the lure to gather a trophy specimen is strong among sports-hunters. They are hunted for both their meat and their horns, used in traditional Chinese medicine, and poaching continues to be a major (and difficultly managed) problem. Argali have been extirpated from northeastern China, southern Siberia, and parts of Mongolia. Populations of predators such as gray wolves and snow leopards have appeared to have been negatively affected by the scarcity of argali.