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Balkan Lynx 5 Denari Macedonia Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Wild Cat)

Balkan Lynx 5 Denari Macedonia Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Wild Cat)

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Balkan Lynx 5 Denari Macedonia Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Wild Cat)

Obverse: A Macedonia or Balkan Lynx (Binomial Name: Lynx lynx balcanicus), a subspecies of Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx), with the country name at the top and the date at the bottom
Lettering: РЕПУБЛИКА МАКЕДОНИJА
Translation: Republic of Macedonia

Reverse: Denomination below sun rays
Lettering: 5 ДЕНАРИ
Translation: 5 Denari

Features
Issuer North Macedonia
Period Republic (1993-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1993-2014
Value 5 Denari
5 MKD = 0.10 USD
Currency Second denar (1993-date)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 7.20 g
Diameter 27.5 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 6067
References KM# 4, Schön# 4

Wikipedia:
The Balkan lynx (Lynx lynx balcanicus) is a subspecies of the Eurasian lynx in the genus Lynx. It is found in eastern Albania and western North Macedonia, with smaller populations in Serbia and Montenegro. It is considered a national symbol in the Republic of North Macedonia and appears on the Macedonian five denar coin.

It is believed that in North Macedonia there are from 35 to 40 remaining Balkan lynx, mostly found in Mavrovo National Park. This cat is considered to be the largest cat in the Balkans. It has been sighted in 2011 and 2012 in the northern mountainous region of Albania and within the boundaries of the Shebenik-Jabllanice National Park. The lynx is classified as Critically Endangered in Albania and has been protected de jure since 1969 but, despite this, illegal poaching and habitat destruction threatens the remaining Balkan lynx populations in both Albania and North Macedonia. There are an estimated 15-20 individuals still alive in Albania. The Balkan lynx has been on the brink of extinction for nearly a century, with total numbers estimated to be fewer than 50.

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Bridgette K
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Arrived well packaged. This will make a wonderful addition to my Lynx Mystery Package.

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Excellent quality and matched the descript...

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