The fourth coin in this adorable new series features two White Lion cubs.
The White Lion is found in the Timbavati region of South Africa. While the colour of their coat is a white, blond colour, much lighter than the tawny African lion, they are in fact the same species. Their white coat is a result of a recessive gene carried by both their parents. As a result, a lioness can give birth to both white and tawny coloured cubs in the same litter.
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
The coin’s reverse features two coloured White Lion cubs playing in the grass in the savannah. The inscription CUBS and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark also appear in the design.
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2016 year-date, and the monetary denomination, on its obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of The Cubs – White Lion Cubs 2016 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin.
The coin is presented in a classic display case within an illustrated shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.