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Castro appears on Mongolian coins

Cuba’s revolutionary and political leader Fidel Castro died on Nov. 25, 2016. Mongolia has issued a pair of coins to commemorate his life and to mark his passing. Both show a portrait of the former President of Cuba in traditional fatigues and forage cap. Both have been produced by Lichtenstein’s Coin Invest Trust.

Castro quartet

Mongolia has struck gold and silver 1,000-togrog coins to commemorate the life of Cuba’s Fidel Castro.

A 38.61 mm, 1 oz .999 fine silver 1,000 togrog proof has been struck using CIT’s smartminting© to give a high relief finish. This has been augmented with a hint of color to accentuate facial features and darken shadows.

A 13.92 mm, 0.5 g .9999 fine gold 1,000 togrog proof has been produced employing CIT’s Big Gold Minting©. This has seen the diameter of the coin increase from the usual 11 mm (for 0.5 g gold) to 13.92 mm while retaining relief height and detail.

Mintages are 1,000 and 5,000, respectively.

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