This listing is for one COIN UNCIRCULATED:
RED KITE BIRD
2006 25 Shillings Legal Tender Copper-Nickel Commemorative Coin Uncirculated
THIS COIN IS STILL SEALED IN A PLASTIC BAG THE WAY IT CAME FROM THE MINT.
Ninety-five percent of breeding red kites are found in Europe, chiefly in Germany, France and Spain (75 percent) with some breeding in northern Morocco. The red kite also breeds in the Ukraine, southern Sweden, Latvia and Italy. It has been reintroduced in the United Kingdom with good success. The current estimated population is 100,000. The 2008 IUCN listing is “Near Threatened.”
Red kites are reddish brown with large white patches under the wings, whitish heads, yellow legs and feet and a deeply forked tail. Its wingspan is 5 feet, 7 inches, and they weigh from 28 to 56 ounces. (The female is larger.) It nests in woodlands mixed with farmlands and in Cape Verde around rugged mountains and reforestation projects. It feeds mainly on carrion but eats small mammals and birds.
Somalia chose to honor this bird on this 2006 coin despite the fact that this bird does not occur in Somalia.
25 Shillings legal tender coin from Somalia
38.6 mm in diameter
This coin is larger than USA half dollar (30.61 mm in diameter). It is the same size as a British crown coin.
PHOTOS IN THIS LISTING ARE ENLARGED TO SHOW DETAILS.
COIN HAS SUPERFICIAL NICKS, SCRATCHES AND WEAR OF FINISH FROM WAY THESE COINS ARE STACKED AND HANDLED AT THE MINT.
COIN MAY HAVE SPOTTING, TONING, AND/OR OXIDATION RELATED TO AGE.
COIN YOU RECEIVE MAY VARY FROM THE ONE SHOWN IN PHOTO BUT WILL BE IN SAME GENERAL CONDITION.
PARDON GLARE AND POOR IMAGE QUALITY DUE TO COIN BEING SEALED IN PLASTIC BAG FROM THE MINT.
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