|Coin||Silver Ounce 2018 Woodland Spirits - Fox|
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.
The Mint says about this coin:
CIT is excited to debut the new Mongolian coin series Woodland Spirits at World Money Fair 2018. The first coin portrays a fox in high relief among a vivid bouquet of wildflowers. Reminiscent of a fairy tale scene, foxes are indeed popular characters to appear in tales of wonder and magic.
The charming Woodland Spirits series will appeal to seasoned collectors and novices alike. One of few series issued for Mongolia and struck in exquisitely detailed high relief, the Woodland Spirits present an attractive entry to CIT’s world of smartminting coins.
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: 500 TӨГРӨГ (five hundred 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 background represents a forest scene.
The reverse design is coloured and shows a rabbit surrounded by flowers.
Around below, the name of the coin series, Woodland Spirits.
The date of issue, 2018, is in relief on a flower to the right of the animal.
||2018 Woodland Spirits
Finish: proof, smartminting (High Relief), coloured.
CIT Item ID: 28367
Coins in the Woodland Spirits series include:
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Woodland Spirits - Fox, 2018
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Woodland Spirits - Rabbit, 2019
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Woodland Spirits - Raccoon Dog, 2020
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Woodland Spirits - Hedgehog, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Woodland Spirits - Deer, 2022