Silver Three Ounces 2022 Vairochana Buddha, Coin from Mongolia - detailed information

Silver Three Ounces 2022 Vairochana Buddha, Coin from Mongolia
CoinSilver Three Ounces 2022 Vairochana Buddha

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 large three ounces of silver format.

The Mint says about this coin:
The Vairochana Buddha (Mandala) coin is the ninth issue in the Archaeology and Symbolism series. Taking advantage of the enhanced ultra-high relief Smartminting technology puts the artwork in a completely new perspective. The coin has an antique finish (or silk finish for the gilded) and is struck on a huge 3 oz pure .999 silver 65mm blank in the highest quality possible.

Vairochana (also Vairocana) is called the Sun Buddha (in Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism teachings) and is the Primoridial Buddha and sits in the central place of the Five Wisdom Buddhas mandala surrounded by the four other Wisdom Buddhas who sit at the cardinal points. The Five Wisdom Buddhas arose during the Mahayana development in India and were taken up by Tantric Buddhism.

Vairocana Buddha is first introduced in the Brahmajala Sutra: Now, I, Vairocana Buddha am sitting atop a lotus pedestal; On a thousand flowers surrounding me are a thousand Sakyamuni Buddhas. Each flower supports a hundred million worlds; in each world a Sakyamuni Buddha appears. All are seated beneath a Bodhi-tree, all simultaneously attain Buddhahood. All these innumerable Buddhas have Vairocana as their original body.

MintNumisCollect Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage555
Obverse
Mongolia / Silver Three Ounces 2022 Vairochana Buddha - obverse photo

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: 2000 TӨГРӨГ (two thousand Tögrög, alternatively spelled Tugrik).

Around below, the name of the issuing country and the metal content: MONGOLIA 3oz .999 SILVER (three troy ounces of 99.9% silver).

The circle containing the logo and inscriptions is small, and is surrounded by a series of thin concentric lines.

Obverse Inscription 2000 TӨГРӨГ MONGOLIA 3oz .999 SILVER
Reverse
Mongolia / Silver Three Ounces 2022 Vairochana Buddha - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts the Mandala of Tattvasamgraha Tantra, with Buddhist Vairochana in the centre.

Around above and around below in the rim, the name VAIROCHANA BUDDHA TATTVASAMGRAHA TANTRA. The date 2022 is also in the rim, divided by the central design.

Reverse Inscription VAIROCHANA BUDDHA TATTVASAMGRAHA TANTRA 2022
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Notes

Finish: antique, smartminting (Ultra High Relief).
Packaging: in capsule and box, with a Certificate of Authenticity.
NumisCollect Article ID: MN2203

Mintage includes 333 coins with antique finish, 111 coloured and 111 gold plated.

See also

Coins in the Archaeology and Symbolism series include:
- 3 oz Silver Antique (with gilded version), Aztec Calendar Stone, Cook Islands 2018
- 3 oz Silver Antique (with gilded version), Kalachakra Mandala, Mongolia 2019
- 3 oz Silver Antique (with gilded version), Samsara Wheel of Life, Cook Islands 2019
- 3 oz Silver Antique (with gilded version), Dendera Zodiac Egypt, Cook Islands 2020
- 3 oz Silver Antique (with gilded version), Vasudhara Mandala, Mongolia 2020
- 3 oz Silver Antique (with coloured and gilded versions), Aztec Coyolxauhqui Stone, Cook Islands 2021
- 3 oz Silver Antique (with part and fully gilded versions), Bactrian Cybele Disk, Cook Islands 2021
- 3 oz Silver Antique (with part and fully gilded versions), Tutankhamun’s Tomb, Cook Islands 2022
- 3 oz Silver Antique (with coloured and gilded versions), Vairochana Buddha, Mongolia 2022

Silver Three Ounces 2022 Vairochana Buddha: Known varieties
Variety Coloured Reverse
Images Mongolia / Silver Three Ounces 2022 Vairochana Buddha / Coloured Reverse - obverse photo Mongolia / Silver Three Ounces 2022 Vairochana Buddha / Coloured Reverse - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 111
Details

NumisCollect Article ID: MN2205.

Variety Gilded
Images Mongolia / Silver Three Ounces 2022 Vairochana Buddha / Gilded - obverse photo Mongolia / Silver Three Ounces 2022 Vairochana Buddha / Gilded - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 111 (included in total)
Material0.999 Silver
Details

Silk finish, gilded (gold plated). NumisCollect Article ID: MN2204.

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Silver Three Ounces 2022 Vairochana Buddha: Details
CountryMongolia
CurrencyTögrög
Coin TypeSilver Three Ounces (3 oz)
Issued2022
SymbolBank of Mongolia Logo
Face Value2000 (x Tögrög)
Total Mintage555
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size65.000 mm
Mass93.300 g
OCC IDBVYX-OWRC-BXGP-EJZN
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