Gold Ounce 2021 Tiger - Panthera Tigris, Coin from Laos - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2021 Tiger - Panthera Tigris, Coin from Laos
CoinGold Ounce 2021 Tiger - Panthera Tigris

Laos (officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic) has been using the Lao Kip as its currency since 1955. In normal everyday circulation, it is normally served by banknotes and not coins.

The country has however authorised some foreign mints to issue bullion coins under its jurisdiction. These are in standard bullion sizes, such as one ounce of gold - designated as 1 oz Au, where Au is abbreviated from Aurum, the Latin word for gold.

This coin is the second release in the Tiger (Panthera Tigris) series of premium bullion coins, and is dedicated to the Indochinese tiger.

Tigers were once widespread throughout most of the forested areas across Laos, but today they have disappeared from many parts of the country. Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area is one of the few places where tigers can naturally survive outside of zoos.

MintMDM Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage100
Obverse
Laos / Gold Ounce 2021 Tiger - Panthera Tigris - obverse photo

At its centre, the obverse of the coin depicts the Pha That Luang (Lao: ທາດຫຼວງ or ພຣະທາດຫລວງ) - a gold-covered large Buddhist stupa in the centre of the capital city of Laos, Vientiane. The shrine dates back to the 3rd century AD, and is is generally regarded as the most important national monument in Laos and a national symbol; it forms part of the national emblem of Laos.

Around above, the name of the issuing authority: BANK OF THE LAO PDR (the central bank of the Lao People's Democratic Republic).

Around below, the face value 2000 KIP.

In small letters around left and right, the precious metal content: 1 oz Au 999 (one troy ounce of 99.9% gold).

Obverse Inscription BANK OF THE LAO PDR 2000 KIP 1 oz Au 999
Reverse
Laos / Gold Ounce 2021 Tiger - Panthera Tigris - reverse photo

The reverse design shows the head of a roaring tiger emerging from tropical foliage.

Around left, the inscription PANTHERA TIGRIS (the Latin name of the species).

Around right, the date of issue 2021.

Around above, 1 OZ FINE GOLD .999 (one troy ounce of 99.9% gold).

Reverse Inscription PANTHERA TIGRIS 2021 1 OZ FINE GOLD .999
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Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: in presentation box, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

The Tiger coin series is produced by APMEX; the coins are struck by MDM.

See also

There is also a silver ounce with the same design.

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Gold Ounce 2021 Tiger - Panthera Tigris: Details
CountryLaos
CurrencyKip
PeriodNew Lao Kip (1979 - present)
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2021
Face Value2000 (x Kip)
Total Mintage100
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.690 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDNXYD-ONZC-XGKV-OVRB
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