Birds of Andorra - Capercaillie

Colored copper-nickel coin
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Birds of Andorra - Capercaillie

Colored copper-nickel coin
  • Item Number:
    25839
  • Material:
    Copper-Nickel
  • Quality:
    Prooflike
  • Net Weight:
    27 g
  • Diameter (mm):
    38.61
  • Issuing country:
    Andorra
  • Year:
    2012
  • Design / Mint:
    CIT Coin Invest Trust AG / B.H. Mayer
  • Coin Value:
    1 Diner
  • Max. Mintage:
    2500
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  • 21.60 USD
In stock
VAT is not included in the price.

Delivery options for USA

  • Economy: 5.80 USD
  • Priority: 13.60 USD
USA: Delivery time 10 days. 14 days return right. Payment options: Paypal or Banktransfer. For other countries please select the country above.
Birds don't just fascinate people of all ages, they are also essential to the ecological balance. The choice of the avifauna of Andorra and their representation on these coins show the beauty and the importance of these flying creatures.
Capercaillie are non-migratory birds. They are among the family of the wintering pheasant-like birds, as well as gallinaceous bird and represent the largest gallinacean species in Europe. The feel at home in the forest, which may also be a coniferous forest or even a mixed forest. Thus, their distribution area stretches across Northern Europe all the way to central Siberia. The capercaillie likes to feed on the leaves and fruits of berry bushes, as well as needles and buds during the winter months. Yet, very young chicks also require a diet that includes insects. The fact that these shy forest birds can still be found in Andorra is mostly due to the provision of protected mountain forest regions, as can be found in nature parks. Yet, many areas of their habitat are at risk due to increasing deforestation as well as hikers and tourists, who can greatly disturb the birds during their mating and breeding season. The coin depicts a male capercaillie in its characteristic mating position: with a stretched, high-held head and flared tail, ready to sound the mating call. The gorgeous colors are further emphasized by the Prism technology.