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The Giants of the Ice Age collection consists of beautiful silver coins depicting some of the most iconic and impressive animals of the Ice Age. This collection, produced by Leipziger Edelmetallverarbeitung, offers a unique and educational view of the Pleistocene, an era when the earth was dominated by vast ice sheets and giant mammals.

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The Ice Age

The Ice Age, also known as the Pleistocene, is a geological period that began approximately 2.6 million years ago and ended about 11,700 years ago. This era was characterized by repeated glacial and interglacial periods, during which ice sheets expanded and retreated over the continents. During these periods, large parts of North America, Europe, and Asia were covered with thick layers of ice.

The animals that lived in these harsh conditions were known for their enormous sizes and impressive adaptations to the cold climate. These "giants" of the Ice Age are now immortalized when you buy silver, which not only pays tribute to these majestic creatures but also to the ingenuity of nature and the adaptability of life.

Produced by Leipziger Edelmetallverarbeitung

Leipziger Edelmetallverarbeitung is a renowned producer of precious metal coins and medals, based in Leipzig, Germany. The company is known for its craftsmanship, precision, and innovative designs. The "Giants of the Ice Age" collection is one of their most popular releases, cherished by collectors and enthusiasts of both natural history and numismatics.

Each coin in this series is made of pure silver and features a refined finish that beautifully highlights the details of the depicted animals. The coins are issued in limited editions, which adds to their collectible value. This makes opting to buy 1 oz silver very attractive.

Individual coins in the collection

Cave Lion 2022

The Cave Lion (Panthera spelaea) was one of the largest lions that ever lived. These predators inhabited the cold steppes of Eurasia and are known from cave drawings and fossil finds. The Cave Lion coin from 2022 depicts this majestic animal in all its glory, with a detailed engraving capturing the lion's power and beauty. This coin reminds us of a time when the king of animals was not confined to the African savannas but reigned over vast, icy plains.

Reindeer 2022

The reindeer (Rangifer tarandus), also known as the caribou in North America, is an icon of the Ice Age. This animal is perfectly adapted to cold climates with its thick coat and broad hooves that function like snowshoes. The Reindeer coin from 2022 shows a beautiful reindeer in its natural environment, with detailed engravings that accentuate the texture of its coat and majestic antlers. The reindeer played a crucial role in the lives of prehistoric humans, both as prey and as a source of clothing and tools.

Aurochs 2021

The Aurochs (Bos primigenius) was a giant ancestor of modern cattle. This imposing animal inhabited the grasslands of Europe, Asia, and North Africa and was known for its enormous horns and powerful build. The Aurochs coin from 2021 depicts this impressive animal in all its strength and grandeur. The aurochs is a symbol of the wild nature that once dominated Europe and plays an important role in European mythology and history.

Rhinoceros 2021

The Woolly Rhinoceros (Coelodonta antiquitatis) was one of the most iconic animals of the Ice Age, known for its thick coat and large, curved horn. The Rhinoceros coin from 2021 shows this remarkable herbivore in a dynamic pose, surrounded by the vegetation of the cold steppe. This coin is a tribute to an animal perfectly adapted to the harsh conditions of the Ice Age but sadly extinct by the end of the Pleistocene.

Cave Bear 2020

The Cave Bear (Ursus spelaeus) was one of the largest bears that ever lived and inhabited the caves of Europe. Fossils of these impressive animals are often found in caves also inhabited by prehistoric humans, indicating a complex interaction between humans and animals. The Cave Bear coin from 2020 depicts this mighty bear in a powerful pose, emphasizing the grandeur and strength of this animal.

Saber Toothed Cat 2020

The Saber-Toothed Cat (Smilodon) is perhaps one of the most iconic animals of the Ice Age, known for its long, saber-like canine teeth. These predators were masters at hunting large prey in the open plains of North and South America. The Saber Toothed Cat coin from 2020 depicts this impressive predator in a threatening pose, with the characteristic canines clearly visible. This coin reminds us of the brute strength and adaptability of one of the most feared predators of the Ice Age.

Great Horn Megaloceros 2019

The Megaloceros, also known as the Irish Elk, was a gigantic deer with antlers that could span more than 3.5 meters. This impressive animal inhabited the grasslands and forests of Eurasia and is one of the most recognizable herbivores from the Pleistocene. The Great Horn Megaloceros coin from 2019 depicts this majestic animal with its enormous antlers in a proud stance, beautifully showcasing the impressive appearance and natural habitat of the Megaloceros.

Woolly Mammoth 2019

The Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) is perhaps the most iconic animal of the Ice Age. These gigantic elephants inhabited the cold steppes of North America, Europe, and Asia and are known for their thick, woolly coats and enormous tusks. The Woolly Mammoth coin from 2019 depicts this majestic animal in a beautiful engraving, perfectly capturing the size and impressive appearance of the mammoth. This coin is a tribute to an animal that played a crucial role in the culture and survival of prehistoric humans.

Collectible and high-quality

The collaboration with Leipziger Edelmetallverarbeitung ensures that each coin is of the highest quality, a characteristic that will be appreciated by both collectors and nature enthusiasts. The “Giants of the Ice Age” collection is a perfect example of how numismatics and natural history can go hand in hand, providing a lasting reminder of one of the most fascinating periods in the history of our planet.

Investing in this series

The “Giants of the Ice Age” collection of silver coins offers a fascinating glimpse into an era that modern humans can hardly fathom. Each of these coins is not only a work of art but also an educational tool that reminds us of the diversity and grandeur of life during the Ice Age. The attention to detail and high-quality finish make these coins a valuable addition to any collection and a tribute to the animals that once roamed the icy plains of our planet.