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Woodland Spirits series features fairy-tale hero

The obverse (top) depicts a forest scene in the background and, in the front, the emblem of the central bank of Mongolia below in Cyrillic lettering and 500 Togrog in Latin lettering MONGOLIA 1 oz .999 SILVER. The reverse (bottom) features the slightly left-facing portrait of a rabbit hiding in a field of flowers. Below is the title of the series, Woodland Spirits, and well hidden in the field on the right is the year of issue 2019.

“May you become as smart as the rabbit!” This is how the Monoglian fairy tale about the smart rabbit ends.

Unlike in Grimms’ fairy tales, in Mongolia the rabbit is not the natural enemy of the fox. Both are evenly matched and equal denizens of the forest. Their stories modify the eternally relevant theme of David vs. Goliath: in the fairy tale about the smart rabbit, for example, the rabbit has to prevail against the wolf in order to get a lamb out of harm’s way.

With its “Woodland Spirits” series, CIT Coin Invest AG has dedicated a numismatic tribute to the heroes of forest fairy tales. After the first issue depicting a fox, which sold out fast, this new coin features a rabbit.

Thanks to Smartminting technology, the image depicts even the finest details of the animal’s fur and the whiskers that are so crucial for its spatial orientation. It will surely fascinate every animal lover. The soft, pastose color application enhances the optical effect of the high relief and picks up the flower meadow in the right field that was created for the first issue of this series. The proof-like field on the left bespeaks the unique minting quality that was necessary to create this perfect piece of art.

Denominationed 500 togrog, the proof one-ounce .999 fine silver coin measures 38.61mm with partial color application. Mintage is 1,500 by B.H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich.

Learn more about this coin at www.coin-invest.li.

 

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