|Coin||Gold Half Gram 2019 Revolutionaries - Karl Marx|
The currency of Mongolia since 1925 has been the tögrög, which currently circulates mostly as banknotes due to the low value of earlier coins and the reluctance of the government to issue large denomination coins; however, the government has authorises many non-circulating legal tender (NCLT) coins to be issued for collector's purposes.
Collector coins are dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes and are often not related to the country itself. Many of them are in internationally popular sizes, such as the half gram of gold mini-coin format.
The Mint says about this coin:
Karl Marx represents the fifth issue of CIT’s Revolutionaries series issued annually at the World Money Fair since 2016. The design of the series is marked by a conservative approach to emphasise and focus on the masterfully minted portraits rather than ornamental elements which remain identical throughout the series. Customarily a gold coin featuring the same portrait is released alongside the larger silver variant. By utilising Big Gold Minting technology CIT and B.H. Mayer Mint were able to beautifully illustrate the portrait on a 13.92 mm diameter surface while keeping the weight at 0.5 grams.
The obverse of the coin depicts the logo of Mongolbank (the Bank of Mongolia), which is formed as a round coin on a lotus bouquet associated with purity, delicacy and stability. Three fire flames and a blooming flower are located inside the coin. The figure symbolises eternal development and youth and the three flames represent the main national treasures. At the nominal value location the Soyombo symbol is positioned, representative of the Mongol ethnicity. There is a variation from the official logo: the name of the Central Bank of Mongolia is written below the figure as MongolBank in Latin script, and not as МонголБанк in Cyrillic which is the official script of the Mongolian language and the way the name is normally written on the logo.
On the two sides of the logo, vertically, the inscription Mongol Uls in the traditional Mongolian script.
Below the logo, on two lines the face value: 1000 TӨГРӨГ (one thousand Tögrög, alternatively spelled Tugrik).
Around below, the name of the issuing country and the metal content: MONGOLIA 0.5g .9999 GOLD (one half of a gram of 99.99% gold).
The reverse design depicts a portrait of Karl Marx.
Around above left, the inscription KARL MARX; below it vertically, an inscription in traditional Mongolian script.
Around below, the date of issue 2019.
||KARL MARX 2019
CIT Item ID: 28729
Coin in the Revolutionaries series include:
- 0.5 Gold, Chinggis Khaan (Genghis Khan), 2014
- 1 oz Silver (with coloured version), Chinggis Khaan (Genghis Khan), 2014
- 0.5 Gold, Chinggis Khaan (Genghis Khan), 2016
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Chinggis Khaan (Genghis Khan), 2016
- 0.5 Gold, Fidel Castro, 2017
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Fidel Castro, 2017
- 0.5 Gold, Che Guevara, 2018
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Che Guevara, 2018
- 0.5 Gold, Karl Marx, 2019
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Karl Marx, 2019
- 0.5 Gold, Mahatma Gandhi, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Mahatma Gandhi, 2020
- 0.5 Gold, Napoleon Bonaparte, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Napoleon Bonaparte, 2021
- 0.5 Gold, Mother Teresa, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Mother Teresa, 2022