It is found predominantly in Japan, East Central China, and Korea where they migrate during the winter season from Siberia, North-eastern China and from Mongolia. Overall they are snow-white in colour, with black on the wing secondaries, which can appear almost like a black tail, when the birds are standing, but the real tail feathers are actually white. The species is among the largest cranes in the World, with an average size of about 158 cm (4’ 11” to 5’ 2”) with an average body weight of 7 to 10 kgs or 15 to 23 lbs.
In Japan and Korea, this Crane is called “tanchozuru” and is believed to live for 1000 years (although its life expectancy is about 30 to 70 years).
Indian coins minted in South Korean Mints during, 1985, 1997 and 1998:
During the above period, when indian mints did not have the capacity to meet domestic demand, South korean mints came to the aid of the government of India and minted the undernoted coins:
1) Coinage & Currency of South Korea: (Part II): Historical Development of Banknotes