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Big Five Africa – Rhino (1 kg)

  • Traditional Minting by Mauquoy / Belgium
  • Fantastic High Relief
  • Individual Design created by an Artist

Beni Debacker’s extraordinary talent comes to life in the spectacular portrait of a rhino that graces this giant coin, crafted from a substantial 1 kilo of pure silver. The expressiveness and three-dimensional depth achieved through the minting process are truly peerless, capturing the essence of the rhino’s majestic presence in stunning detail. Such is the precision of the minting that it imparts the illusion that the rhino’s horn is protruding from the very surface of the coin, adding an extra layer of realism and impact to this numismatic masterpiece.

Beyond its artistic brilliance, the coin serves as a poignant reminder of the plight facing these magnificent creatures. Sadly, three out of the five existing rhinoceros species are critically endangered, facing the looming threat of extinction. As highlighted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the survival of rhinos outside of national parks or reserves is increasingly challenging due to persistent poaching and habitat loss spanning several decades.

The impressive depiction of the rhino on this coin not only celebrates the beauty of this remarkable species but also raises awareness about the urgent need for conservation efforts. By portraying the rhino with such grace and detail, the coin becomes a powerful medium to shed light on the challenges these animals face in their natural habitats.

As collectors and enthusiasts admire the artistry of Beni Debacker and the meticulous minting process that brings this rhino to life, they are also invited to contemplate the broader conservation narrative. The limited edition of this 1-kilo silver coin serves not only as a testament to the artistic prowess of Debacker but also as a call to action, encouraging support for initiatives aimed at protecting and preserving these extraordinary creatures for future generations.