Silver Five Grams 2018 Year of the Dog, Coin from Mongolia - detailed information

Silver Five Grams 2018 Year of the Dog, Coin from Mongolia
CoinSilver Five Grams 2018 Year of the Dog

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 sizes based on the troy ounce, but some are "metric", including the small five grams (5g) of silver format used for "coin notes" - a thin foil with a coloured design like that of a banknote.

This coin is part of CIT's Lunar Year Collection dedicated to the Chinese Zodiac, and was issued to mark the 2018 Year of the Dog.

The Mint says about it:
In February 2017, CIT presented the first legal tender silver notes series "Skyline Dollars" (issued for the Cook Islands). Now the silver note technology is ready to expand into lunar topics starting with the 2018 Year of the Dog. Issued by Mongolia, the new silver note depicts the Mongol Bankhar, a dog once commonly kept by nomadic herders and perfectly adapted to the harsh climate and landscape.

The first Mongolian lunar silver note has kept in the same specifications as the popular Skyline Dollar series with 5 grams of fine silver spread over 150×70 mm. A traditional small gold coin with a similar design is also available.

People who are born in the year of the dog are perceived to be honest, loyal, smart, and friendly.

MintCIT Coin Invest Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage5,000
Obverse
Mongolia / Silver Five Grams 2018 Year of the Dog - obverse photo

The obverse is styled as a banknote and depicts, slightly off centre, 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 left, in large letters the name of the issuing authority: BANK OF MONGOLIA, below which the text It is hereby certified that these minted commemorative notes are legal tender of The Bank of Mongolia (The Central Bank).

In a thin strip below that, Ag .999 · 5 g · 5000 pcs · 150 × 70 mm · 2018: 5 grams of 99.9% silver, followed by the mintage, dimensions and date of issue.

Vertically in the background, two lines with the inscription Mongol Uls in the traditional Mongolian script. Below left, the value: 100.

In large letters on the right, on two lines the value and denomination 100 TOGROG.

The background is decorated with a "guiloche" - an intricate geometric pattern of thin coloured lines, intended to make copying banknotes difficult.

Obverse Inscription BANK OF MONGOLIA 2018 100 TOGROG
Reverse
Mongolia / Silver Five Grams 2018 Year of the Dog - reverse photo

The reverse is styled as banknote and shows, slightly off centre, the coloured image of a Mongol Bankhar dog.

Above left, the inscription YEAR OF THE DOG.

Below left and above right, the value 100 [tögrög].

The background is decorated with a "guiloche" - an intricate geometric pattern of thin coloured lines, intended to make copying banknotes difficult.

Reverse Inscription 100 YEAR OF THE DOG
EdgeThinEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured.
CIT Item ID: 28293

See also

Coins in the Lunar Year Collection issued for Mongolia include:
- 0.5 g Gold, Year of the Monkey 2016
- 25 g Silver, Year of the Monkey 2016
- 0.5 g Gold, Year of the Rooster 2017
- 25 g Silver, Year of the Rooster 2017
- 0.5 g Gold, Year of the Dog 2018
- 5 g Silver Foil (coin note), Year of the Dog 2018
- 0.5 g Gold, Year of the Pig 2019
- 1 oz Silver Antique 3D (with gilded version), Year of the Pig 2019
- 5 g Silver Foil (coin note), Year of the Pig 2019
- 0.5 g Gold, Year of the Mouse 2020
- 1 oz Silver Antique 3D, Year of the Mouse 2020
- 5 g Silver Foil (coin note), Year of the Mouse 2020
- 0.5 g Gold, Year of the Ox 2021
- 1 oz Silver Antique 3D, Year of the Ox 2021
- 5 g Silver Foil (coin note), Year of the Ox 2021
- 0.5 g Gold, Year of the Tiger 2022
- 1 oz Silver Antique 3D (with gilded version), Year of the Tiger 2022
- 5 g Silver Foil (coin note), Year of the Tiger 2022
- 0.5 g Gold, Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 1 oz Silver Antique 3D (with gilded version), Year of the Rabbit 2023
- 5 g Silver Foil (coin note), Year of the Rabbit 2023

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Silver Five Grams 2018 Year of the Dog: Details
CountryMongolia
CurrencyTögrög
Coin TypeSilver Five Grams (5g)
Issued2018
SymbolBank of Mongolia Logo
Face Value100 (x Tögrög)
Total Mintage5,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRectangle
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size70.0 x 150.0 mm
Mass5.000 g
OCC IDBYNK-EDDC-PRBV-EPQM
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