Woodland Spirits – Rabbit
Mongolia. 500 Togrog. 2019. Silver .999. 1 oz. Partial color application. 38.61 mm. Proof. Mintage: 1,500 pcs. B.H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich.
The obverse depicts a forest scene in the background, in the front, the emblem of the Central Bank of Mongolia, below in Cyrillic lettering 500 Togrog, in Latin lettering MONGOLIA 1 oz .999 SILVER. The reverse features the slightly left-facing portrait of a rabbit hiding in a field of flowers. Below the title of the series Woodland Spirits, well hidden in the field on the right the year of issue 2019.
“May you become as smart as the rabbit!” This is how the Mongolian fairy tale about the smart rabbit ends. Unlike in Grimms’ fairy tales, in Mongolia, the rabbit is not the natural enemy of the fox (the first entry in the series). 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 our forest fairy tales. After the first issue, which sold out fast, depicted a fox, the new coin now features a rabbit.
Thanks to Smartminting technology, the image depicts even the finest details of the animal’s fur and the whiskers – 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.
If you want to get a better idea of the high relief of this silver coin, please watch this film: