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Silver Coin WILD CAT - FELIS MARGARITA 2013 "Dogs and Cats" Series Fiji - 1 oz

Mint: Other
Product Code: VI-C-S-DAC-13-09
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Specifications
Metal Silver
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Content (Troy OZ) 1.00
Denomination (Fiji $) 2
Weight (g) 31.10
Diameter (mm) 40.00
Year of Issue 2013
Country Fiji
Edge Redeed
Quality Proof
Mintage 5,000
Exterior Decoration pad-printing
Package type includes Presentation box
Certificate of Authenticity YES
Notes: New

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The sand cat (Felis margarita), also known as the sand dune cat, is the only felid found primarily in true desert, and has a wide but apparently disjunct distribution through the deserts of northern Africa and southwest and central  Asia.

The sand cat lives in arid areas that are too hot and dry even for the African Wildcat: the Sahara, the Arabian Desert, and the deserts of Iran and Pakistan. Victor Loche was the first European who described the sand cat in  1858. He named the species Felis margarita aſter Jean Auguste Margueritte, the leader of the expedition during which he had encountered the animal.

The sand cat is a relatively small, stocky cat with short legs, a long tail, and large, pointed ears. They range from 39 to 57 cm (15 to 22 in) in length, plus a 23 to 31 cm (9.1 to 12 in) tail, and weigh from 1.4 to 3.4 kg (3.1 to 7.5 lb). The head is conspicuously broad, and the ears are so widely spaced that they can be flattened horizontally, or even pointed down to aid in hunting. The color of the fur is a pale sandy yellow over most of the body, with pallid bars which are sometimes hardly visible, and is white on the chin and underside. Generally the bars are more visible in the African subspecies. There are black bands on the legs and tail, and reddish lines running across the cheeks from the outer corners of the eyes. In winter, the coat can be very thick, with the hairs reaching up to 5.1 cm
in length. The eyes are large and greenish yellow in color, while the nose is black. Unusually among Asian cats,  the sand cat has long hairs growing between its toes. These create a cushion of fur over the foot pads, helping to insulate them while moving over hot sand. The claws on the hind feet are small and blunt; combined with the fur  ver the foot pads, this helps to make the animal's tracks obscure and difficult to follow. The mucosa of their eyelids is a striking black.

Accompanying the large ears, the auditory bullae are also unusually large, giving the cat an enhanced sense of  hearing, probably helping it to pick up vibrations in the sand. Similar adaptations are found in other desert animals, such as the fennec fox.

Silver Coin WILD CAT - FELIS MARGARITA 2013 "Dogs and Cats" Series Fiji - 1 oz is a nice and perfect gift! Present this beautiful silver coin to your loved one for New Year or Valentine's Day!

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Great holiday gift idea!

Specifications
Metal Silver
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Content (Troy OZ) 1.00
Denomination (Fiji $) 2
Weight (g) 31.10
Diameter (mm) 40.00
Year of Issue 2013
Country Fiji
Edge Redeed
Quality Proof
Mintage 5,000
Exterior Decoration pad-printing
Package type includes Presentation box
Certificate of Authenticity YES

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