Saiga Tatarica Mongolica

Mongolia 2011 - 500 Togrog - Saiga Tatarica Mongolica - 25g LIMITED Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 2.500 of these very special coins have been issued by Coin Invest Trust!
This silver coin is dedicated to prehistoric animals.
$69.03

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Country Mongolia
Year 2011
Face Value currency Togrog
Face Value number 500
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 22,2g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Mintage 2500
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case no
Price $69.03
Coin Story

The Saiga was very common in Europe and Asia during the last ice age. Even in Canada and Alaska bone fragments of this antelope type have been found.
A distinction is made between two species - the western „Saiga Tatarica Tatarica“ and the „Saiga Tatarica Mongolica“ which is only found in Mongolia. This vegetarian’s most remarkable feature is its snout-shaped nose. Only the males have horns. In winter this animal’s fur turns greyish-white and is also significantly thicker than its red-brown summer coat. Unfortunately, both species are much endangered. In the past, millions of Saigas lived on Earth. At the beginning of the 20th century they were almost extinct.
Once the Saiga was put under species conservation the numbers grew to over two million again by 1950. Since the 70’s the numbers have dropped drastically again due to poaching, excessive hunting and destruction of their living environment. It is said that today less than 100.000 animals wander through the steppes of Russia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia. Attempts to increase numbers are numerous. One can only hope they are successful.

Reverse Design

The reverse depicts a Saiga. The animal offsets itself against the silver proof background, due to the applied color.

Obverse Design

The obverse represents the Bank of Mongolia emblem and the inscriptions indicating the face value of the coin, its issuing country, metal purity and weight.

Packaging

The Saiga Tatarica Mongolica coin comes encapsuled with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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