New World Coins – Celebrate Wildlife with Quilling Art Bird, Roaring Deer from Coin Invest Trust

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Quilling Art Bird

Cook Islands. 2 Dollars 2017. Silver .999. 1/2 oz. 50 mm. Proof. Mintage: 999 pcs.

Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich.


The obverse displays the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Elizabeth II of England, also her name, the title of the issuing nation, and the nominal value.

The reverse features a bird, facing left, on the branch of a stylized tree. Both bird and two tree leaves are made with paper quilling technique. The depiction is framed by ornaments. The inscription reads QUILLING ART 2017.


Quilling is impressive proof that everyday materials can be turned into artworks. Artists such as Yulia Brodskaya and Lisa Nilsson display their works, which often cover large areas with paper stripes rolled up into a multitude of shapes, in museums and galleries.

And that even though quilling is not at all an invention of our time. This creative form of artistic production was already practised by monks and nuns during the Renaissance. At a time when the concept of upcycling had not yet been invented, they collected the paper strips leftover from book trimming and turned them into elaborate ornaments for book covers.

Today there are many practitioners of this hobby around the world. Coin Invest Trust first put this technique on a coin for the Cook Islands in 2016. The 2017 issue of this popular series presents a bird on a coin surface minted with smartminting© technology. The bird is sitting on the branch of a tree, whose two leaves are made with quilling technique just like the bird. Every specimen of this edition, limited to 999 pieces, is unique, with hand-crafted paper work.

You can take a look at all the details in this short film, in which Coin Invest Trust presents its Quilling Art Bird coin:


The second issue in Coin Invest Trust’s Quilling Art series, made for the Cook Islands, is limited to an edition of 999 50 mm large silver coins minted with smartminting© technology. Each specimen features a tricolored bird and two small green leaves hand-crafted with the quilling technique.

Further information

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Mongolian Nature – Roaring Deer

Mongolia. Roaring Deer: 500 Togrog 2017. Silver .925. 1/2 oz. 38.61 mm. BU. Mintage: 2,500 pcs.

Red Deer – Cervus elaphus: 1000 Togrog 2017. Gold .9999. 0.5 g. 11 mm. Proof. Mintage: 15,000 pcs.

Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich.


The obverse shows the coat of arms and the name of the issuing nation, complemented by material and fine content on the gold edition.

The reverse depicts a roaring deer facing right and, in the silver edition, as a cut-out. Also, the inscription MONGOLIAN NATURE 2017 and, in the gold edition, CERVUS ELAPHUS.


With the Roaring Deer, Coin Invest Trust’s popular Mongolian Nature series comes to an end. All five issues in the series, which has been produced for Mongolia since 2013, are dedicated to animals which are typical of the Asian country. The design of the coin, which is once more available in two editions, harkens back to the series’ debut “Crying Wolf”. It won the renowned Coin of the Year Award 2015 not only in the category “Most Innovative Coin” but also in the overall rating. It also won the eponymous prize awarded by the Russian trade show Coin Constellation.

Succeeding Wolf, Owl, Wild Horse and Saker Falcon, the Roaring Deer coin features a roaring red deer (Cervus elaphus). The typical style of the series renders the silhouette of the deer as a cut-out on the silver coin, with its head high and its bellowing mouth wide open.

The red deer, which is mostly native to Eurasia, reaches a length of 2.10 m. The magnificent antlers of the male animal weigh up to 20 kg of its average 100 kg body weight. Another expression of physical strength is the loud bellowing of the adult male during the rut, audible from afar. The “king of the forest” was extinct in parts of Europe, hunted not least for its impressive head gear. Today, its number has increased again, especially in closed-off forest areas.


The Roaring Deer completes Coin Invest Trust’s popular and multiple-times internationally distinguished Mongolian Nature series issued by Mongolia. The fifth issue features a red deer, on the silver coin in the shape of a cut-out silhouette in the style of the series.

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