Pakistan 1976 AV 3000 Rupees Astor Markhor Conservation Series KM-44 NGC MS65. The national animal of Pakistan. Certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. In Mint State 65. Obverse: Crescent within Minar-e-Pakistan with star at upper left. Hukumat-e-Pakistan(Government of Pakistan) on top. Reverse: Astor Markhor and 3000. Tiin Hazar Rupiyah(Three Thousand Rupees) on top left. The Astor markhor or flare-horned markhor (Capra falconeri falconeri) is a subspecies of the markhor, native to Kashmir and northern Pakistan. To the west it reaches the easternmost parts of Afghanistan. The range of the Astor markhor is very scattered. At one time considered an “endangered species”, conservation efforts have had some success and the largest subpopulation in Pakistan may now exceed 1000 individuals. As a result, the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated its status as “near-threatened”. NPR February 14, 2019. And not just any goat. It’s the impressively horned markhor, the national animal of Pakistan, which can stand 4 feet tall and weigh up to 300 pounds. The hunt took place in the Gilgit-Baltistan region in the north. A photo of the hunter, identified as Bryan Kinsel Harlan, and the goat was published last week in a newspaper in Pakistan, and there’s a video featuring the hunter and the dead goat as well. Some Pakistanis were furious about the shooting. But Shafqat Hussain, an anthropology professor at Trinity College and a National Geographic emerging explorer, has a different perspective. From 1993 to 1999 he worked for the trophy hunting program that issues permits to 12 people a year to hunt a markhor. He explained to NPR why he believes this enterprise benefits both the species and the local population although he does admit there are potential pitfalls. All item(s) I sell are guaranteed to be Authentic. I follow the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Dealers Code of Ethics. Pictures: All pictures are taken under natural light and are not retouched. The item(s) you see in the picture is what you’ll get. References: For World Coins, we use Krause Mishler Numberse(KM), for others such as Islamic Coins Steve Album’s Checklist References are provided. I expect for you to do the same when you get the item. If you are not satisfied with your item and/or service. Please inform me immediately. If you have a problem with the item or the service, all you have to do is inform me and I will do everything to resolve the problem. With prior approval, please make sure that the return is trackable so both parties know where the item is. The item “Pakistan Gold Coin 3000 Rupees 1976 Astor Markhor Conservation KM-44 NGC MS65″ is in sale since Thursday, March 7, 2019. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Middle East\Pakistan”. The seller is “shredplayer” and is located in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Pakistan
- Certification Number: 2831832-001
- Certification: NGC
- Grade: MS65
- Year: 1976
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Composition: Gold