Silver Ounce 2020 Tiger - Panthera Tigris, Coin from Laos - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2020 Tiger - Panthera Tigris, Coin from Laos
CoinSilver Ounce 2020 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 silver - designated as 1 oz Ag, where Ag is abbreviated from Argentum, the Latin word for silver.

This coin is the first 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 Mintage10,000
Obverse
Laos / Silver Ounce 2020 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 500 KIP.

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

Obverse Inscription BANK OF THE LAO PDR 500 KIP 1 oz Ag 999
Reverse
Laos / Silver Ounce 2020 Tiger - Panthera Tigris - reverse photo

The reverse design shows a roaring tiger emerging from a tropical forest.

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

Below right, the date of issue 2020.

Around right, facing outward, 1 OZ FINE SILVER .999 (one troy ounce of 99.9% silver).

Reverse Inscription PANTHERA TIGRIS 2020 1 OZ FINE SILVER .999
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: loose.

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

See also

There is also a gold ounce with the same design.

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Silver Ounce 2020 Tiger - Panthera Tigris: Details
CountryLaos
CurrencyKip
PeriodNew Lao Kip (1979 - present)
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2020
Face Value500 (x Kip)
Total Mintage10,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.810 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDWMRA-OQPC-NRPW-EYPL
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