|Coin||Silver Ounce 2018 Revolutionaries - Che Guevara|
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 standard bullion sizes, including the internationally popular one ounce of silver format.
This coin is part of the Revolutionaries collection.
The Mint says about it:
Iconic revolutionary Che Guevara was undoubtedly one of the most significant and recognisable persons of the 20th century. Fighting side-by-side with Fidel Castro in the Cuban revolution, it is fitting that his portrait adorns the latest Mongolian coin after Castro and Chinggis Khaan.
Customary for this series, the portrait is struck in smartminting high relief. The amount of detail and sculpture like depths in the portrait are unparalleled. Selective colouring accents the Guevara’s facial features and brings the coin to life.
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 1oz .999 SILVER (one troy ounce of 99.9% silver).
The reverse design is coloured and depicts a portrait of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara.
Around above right, the inscription CHE GUEVARA; below it vertically, an inscription in traditional Mongolian script.
Around below, the date of issue 2018.
||CHE GUEVARA 2018
Finish: proof, smartminting (High Relief), coloured.
CIT Item ID: 28502
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