Hidden Tiger

Mongolia. 250 togrog. 2019. Silver .999. 1/2 oz. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 2,500. B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich.

Description of the Coin

The obverse features the coat of arms of the Bank of Mongolia, below, 250 togrog in Cyrillic script, in the exergue, MONGOLIA 1/2 oz .999 SILVER in Latin script.

The obverse features alternate frosted and proof fields, which are perceived by the eye as a tiger in the jungle, in the right field, the year 2019.

Background

Traditionally, the relief of a coin determines the motif perceived by the observer. CIT Coin Invest AG breaks new ground with its coin “Hidden Tiger”. The designer used alternate frosted and proof fields, which are the components of a tiger hidden in the jungle. This depiction, which is graphically extremely demanding, seems to be so simple and naturally at first sight that one might think it would not be anything extraordinary. Only if you compare it to coins with naturalistic depictions of this animal will you be able to appreciate the sophistication of this design. Experts of minting technology will immediately recognize the precision needed in order to produce this coin.

This piece is a magnificent artistic appreciation of one of the rarest and most beautiful animals of our planet.

Further Information

www.cit.li/coins/hidden-tiger
 

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