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Endangered Wildlife. Corncrake

Endangered Wildlife. Corncrake Endangered Wildlife. Corncrake
Tipas: Sidabrinė moneta
Medžiaga: Sidabras 925°
Išleista: 1997
Mėnuo: May
Nominalas: 10 Ls
Tiražas: 15 000
Kokybė: Proof
Masė (g): 31.47
Skersmuo (mm): 38.61
Monetos dailininkas: Edgars Folks
Gipsinis modelis: Jānis Strupulis
Moneta nukaldinta: Valcambi SA (Šveicarija)



Sale

Seller Price
baltcoin.lv 275.00  [193.27 Ls] new Go to site
+37126029797 220.00  [154.62 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Rns 150.00  [105.42 Ls] new Go to site
Eurogold 280.00  [196.78 Ls] new Go to site
Eurogold 150.00  [105.42 Ls] new Go to site
Михаил 110.00  [77.31 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
ANTIKWAR999 160.00  [112.45 Ls] Collector's cabinet
b.moonlight 200.00  [140.56 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
JJ 140.00  [98.39 Ls] old Collector's cabinet


Buying

Buyer Price
baltcoin.lv 105.00 €  [73.79 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Vladimir 110.00 €  [77.31 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Eurogold 100.00 €  [70.28 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Ivars 140.00 €  [98.39 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Anatolijs 110.00 €  [77.31 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Proof 110.00 €  [77.31 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Aigars 115.00 €  [80.82 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
ANTIKWAR999 110.00 €  [77.31 Ls] Collector's cabinet
antons 70.00 €  [49.20 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Buratīno 100.00 €  [70.28 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Andris 150.00 €  [105.42 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
ppgroup 140.00 €  [98.39 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Alex 0.00 €  [0.00 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Daini 180.00 €  [126.50 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Anton 300.00 €  [210.84 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Silvija 0.00 €  [0.00 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Juris 113.83 €  [80.00 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Aleksandrs 0.00 €  [0.00 Ls] old Collector's cabinet

Obverse

The large coat of arms of the Republic of Latvia, with the year 1996 inscribed below, is placed in the centre. The inscriptions LATVIJAS and REPUBLIKA, each arranged in a semicircle, are above and beneath the central motif, respectively.

Reverse

A picture of a corncrake, with the numeral 10 and inscription LATU beneath it, is centered on the coin. The inscription APDRAUDETA FAUNA (endangered wildlife) is placed in a semicircle to the left of the picture, the inscription GRIEZE (corncrake) is placed horizontally to the right of the picture.

Edge

Two inscriptions LATVIJAS BANKA (Bank of Latvia), separated by three stars.

Europe is sometimes called the cradle of modern civilisation. Here the changes brought by man upon nature have a thousand-year long history. Latvia is no exception: a large part of present-day landscape - almost all of the territory suitable for agriculture - is man-made. Cultivation of land has in fact contributed to the expansion of a number of bird and animal species into new habitats; human activities have prevented the meadows from overgrowing with forest while having a negligible effect on the survival of birds.

Meadows are the usual habitat for the corncrake, discreet bird with a distinctive call. It is very difficult to spot because it does not fly: from a chance encounter a corncrake will furtively sneak away under the cover of grass. Farmers knew and loved this bird, and if they found a corncrake's nest when cutting grass, they left it undisturbed.

The main danger to corncrake comes from modern 20th-century methods of mowing. Machinery cannot circle nests without touching them and birds are trapped in an island of grass and cut. The bird's habit to sit tight till the last moment before attempting to escape has caused it much harm. Unlike the earlier practice of hand-scything, modern technologies do not spare the bird, and much of the population is extinct. The widespread shift from hay to silage as the principal source of winter forage for livestock means that fields are fertilised and mown twice a year. This eliminates suitable conditions for breeding and hatching.

The number of corncrakes has steadily declined in Europe; moreover, in the period from 1960 to 1980 their population decreased to less than a half. The situation in Latvia was not quite as grave; nevertheless, by late 1980s the number of corncrakes was smaller than ever before. In 1994, the international organisation BirdLife International that seeks to rescue endangered bird species included the corncrake in the list of species considered to be in danger of worldwide extinction.
За период с 2012-12-29 по 2019-08-20 монета подорожала на 13%

Recent changes

[2018.09.16]   Eurogold: On sale coin Endangered Wildlife. Corncrake with price 280.00
[2018.09.16]   baltcoin.lv: On sale coin Endangered Wildlife. Corncrake with price 275.00
[2018.09.16]   baltcoin.lv: Purchase price of the coin Endangered Wildlife. Corncrake changed from 120.00 € to 105.00
[2018.09.03]   Rns: On sale coin Endangered Wildlife. Corncrake with price 150.00
[2018.08.31]   Rns: Coin Endangered Wildlife. Corncrake taken out of sale
[2017.12.07]   Eurogold: Purchase price of the coin Endangered Wildlife. Corncrake changed from 115.00 € to 100.00
[2017.11.11]   Rns: On sale coin Endangered Wildlife. Corncrake with price 150.00
[2017.07.28]   Eurogold: Coin Endangered Wildlife. Corncrake taken out of sale
[2017.01.06]   Rns: Coin Endangered Wildlife. Corncrake taken out of sale
[2016.06.30]   baltcoin.lv: Coin Endangered Wildlife. Corncrake taken out of sale