2022 Wild Five- Baboon 2oz. Silver High Relief Proof

$169.00

The Baboon is the fourth coin to be released in the series of five coins depicting Sierra Leone’s “The Wild 5” animals.

Issued on behalf of Sierra Leone, these new coins are being produced in magnificent High Relief which really shows the detail of the head of the Baboon design and illustrates the appeal of these animals. The coin has been produced in magnificent High Relief in 2oz Proof Fine Silver

The design features the head of a Baboon in relief with the word “BABOON” whilst the obverse of the coin shows the coat of arms of the Republic of Sierra Leone. This is the fourth coin in the series and the last coin that will be released features The Zebra.

The fourth coin in the series features the world’s largest monkey – the Baboon. There are five species of baboons scattered across various habitats throughout the world, with species largely inhabiting areas of open woodland and savannah. They range in size and weight depending on species, with the largest reaching around 40kg in weight and 47cm in height. Baboons are noisy and sociable primates who tend to live in groups of around 50 individuals, although groups of up to 300 are not unknown. This particular primate has a range of different vocalizations for communicating with each other, with over 30 distinct vocalizations including grunts and screams which are used in addition to a plethora of non-vocal gestures such as shrugging and lip-smacking. They exhibit many behavioral traits that are considered to be ‘human-like’ and have co-existed with human ancestors for many millions of years. The oldest baboon fossil is a skull found in South Africa that is thought to be two million years old.

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