Perhaps to make a comparison between rare gold coins and exotic pets seems a quite unusual comparison to make at first, perhaps after reading this blog article a little further you will see that there are indeed some paths that both of these entities, rare gold coins and exotic pets, take that will eventually cross.
For instance, generally wealth of some type or another is needed to acquire both rare gold coins and exotic pets. So, while not every owner of a kinkajou may have the funds to also procure mint state rare gold coins, chances are that if you can afford to finance a “troop” of kinkajous, that is what a group of kinkajous is called, then you can afford some rare gold coins such as a MS64 Saint-Gaudens Gold Eagle or a MS65 Twenty Dollar Gold Liberty.
Rare Gold Coins vs Kinkajous
A Kinkajou is a a little critter that lives in the rain forests of Central America and South America. Because this little fella spends it’s life in trees primarily, the kinkajou has adapted feet that can turn backwards or forwards to easily scamper up and down branches.
The kinkajou has a very long tongue that it uses to collect nectar from flowers and honey from bee nests. The little mammal is related to the raccoon, although it has a prehensile tail that allows it to grab onto branches and support itself or even hang, like a monkey.
Rare gold coins hail from all over the world, in addition to being from Central America and South America. While kinkajous probably predate rare gold coins, gold as an element likely predates kinkajous. Rare gold coins, like a kinkajou, also have the ability to move quickly both upwards and downwards in respect to dollar value.
Rare gold coins do not require nectar or honey to maintain their health or golden glow. Rare gold coins are not related to either raccoons or monkeys, although, because animal figures are often incorporated into rare gold coins, there are likely rare gold coins that bare the image of either a monkey or perhaps raccoon. I would have to say there is probably little chance of finding a rare gold coin baring the image of a kinkajou.
Rare Gold Coins vs Hedgehogs
I have no estimates of how many hedgehogs reside as pets in the United States, or around the world for that matter. I can surmise, however, that quite an inordinate amount of them have been unfortunately monikered “Sonic”. That being the case, I do know that there is a cottage business that has sprung up that produces little outfits for your hedgehog, because a dressed up hedgehog is apparently beyond cute.
Hedgehogs are spiny little creatures that come in a variety of species. Although a hedgehog may have between five thousand and sixty five hundred hollow quills on it’s back as a form of defense, the hedgehog is not related to the porcupine. The hedgehog’s quills are not poisonous, and they do not eject like those of a porcupine, so a hedgehog makes for a better pet than a porcupine.
Also, hedgehogs in the wild are hunted by owl, ferret and fox. While wild hedgehogs are also hunted by venomous snakes, like the honey badger and mongoose, the hedgehog is also immune to some snake bites. The hedgehog likes to hibernate underground for long periods of time, during which it’s body temperature can drop to just above freezing. Hedgehogs also come in a variety of sizes, but all are relatively small.
Hedgehogs Eat Carrots. The Gold Content Of A Rare Gold Coin Can Be Measured In Karats.
Rare gold coins are kind of like hedgehogs in the fact that they are very private, so no good estimates exist as to just how many rare gold coins are being held in the financial portfolios of Americans. And, similar to dressing a hedgehog, rare gold coins can be graded and encased to preserve their state and dignity. Also, just as a group of hedgehogs is called by a technical name, an array in this case, a gathering of rare gold coins is called a “treasure” or a “horde of wealth”.
Also similar to the hedgehog, rare gold coins are not related to the porcupine, but neither are rare gold coins related by any means to the honey badger or mongoose in any sense. Like the hedgehog and mongoose and honey badger, but to an even greater extent, rare gold coins are also immune to snake venom. Rare gold coins are also known to hibernate underground for lengths of time, and when they do, they unaffected by temperatures below that of a hibernating hedgehog.
So, perhaps you have never considered purchasing rare gold coins or kinkajous or even a solitary hedgehog, but now having read this light hearted article, you know a little more about each of these topics. To discuss owning rare gold coins in much greater depth, contact an ITM Trading representative.
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