The third issue of the Silver Eagle series "American Wildlife" is dedicated to the Pelican (Pelecanidae). The colored motive shows an image of an adult brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis). The year of issue 2022 and a detail of the American flag can be seen on the lower edge of the coin. Above the pelican is the inscription "The Pelican". The reverse depicts the American bald eagle, the denomination "ONE DOLLAR" and the weight and fineness "1 OZ. FINE SILVER".
- 3rd.issue of the new series "American Wildlife"
- 1 Ounce 99.9% Silver
- Mintage only 2,500 pieces
- Delivery in Capsule with Product Card
The Brown Pelican is a large water bird in the pelican family and genus. The birds inhabit the coasts of North, Central and South America and were given special protection in the United States in the 1970s. Pesticides in their food chain had led to a high rate of destruction of their thin-shelled eggs, threatening the pelican population. They are not only excellent swimmers, but also elegant in the air due to wingspans of up to 2 meters. The brown pelican is the official state bird of the state of Louisiana and is depicted on the seal feeding three baby pelicans.
|Quality||Brilliant Uncirculated with enhancement|
|Weight (g)||1 oz. (31.1)|
|Presentation case (box)||No|