Mongolia. 1000 Togrog 2017: 11 mm. 0.5 g. Gold .9999. Proof. Mintage: 15,000 pcs.; 500 Togrog 2017: 38.61 mm. 1 oz. Silver .999. Black Proof. Mintage: 2,017 pcs.
Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich.
The obverse shows the coat of arms of the issuing nation and the nominal value below. Engraved along the bottom rim are weight and fine content, and, in the silver edition, the name of the issuing nation.
The reverse depicts a standing rooster, minted in high-relief on the silver edition. Next to the year of issue and the inscription YEAR OF THE ROOSTER is the Chinese zodiac sign for the Year of the Rooster.
At the foundation of the horoscope of Chinese astrology, which is widespread throughout Asia, are 12 zodiac signs. Steeped in a 4,500-year-long history it is not based on constellations like the Western one but on specific years. Their beginning is determined by the second new moon after the winter solstice. In 2017 this date will be February 28, the day that the Year of the Rooster takes its beginning. Previous years of the rooster were 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993 and 2005.
People born in the Year of the Rooster are said to be persistent and flexible as well as sensitive and pensive. And just like the rooster they can appear with an air of pride. Among the VIPs of the Western world born in the Year of the Rooster are Sophie Scholl, Joseph Beuys, Roman Polanski and Amelia Earhart.
On the occasion of the Year of the Rooster 2017, CIT has designed a commemorative coin for Mongolia in gold and silver. Thanks to HiCarv technology, the relief on the handcrafted, Black Proof Finish silver edition limited to 2017 pieces rises unusually high from the coin field.
This film, available on Coin Invest Trust’s YouTube channel, offers an impressive demonstration:
For Mongolia, Coin Invest Trust has designed a coin to commemorate the Year of the Rooster. The silver edition is limited to 2,017 pieces and its handmade HiCarv element rises particularly high from the coin field.
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