2015 CIT Evolution of Life – Ammonite 1oz Gilded Silver Coin
The evolution of life is celebrated with a new series featuring an Ammonite fossil in sensational high-relief. Ammonites superficially resemble snails and nautilus, the marine creatures were however more closely related to octopus and squid.
Gas-filled chambers within the shell allowed them to move up and down the water column in search of prey and to avoid predation by Mosasaurs. The striking, red-gilded reconstruction of a partially excavated Ammonite represents the Devonian Period which lasted from 419-359 million years ago.
- Metal: 999 Fine Silver
- Weight: 1oz
- Year of Issue: 2015
- Mintage Limit: 999
- Diameter: 38.61mm
- Finish: Antiqued with rose gold golding
- Certificate of Authenticity: Yes
- Minted by CIT (Coin Invest Trust) under the issuing authority of Mongolia.
The reverse features an ammonite fossil with intricate detail, accurately realised and set in a natural looking matrix. The contrast between fossil and background is perfect, the rose gold gilding.
On the obverse of the coin we find Mongolian Coat of Arms, the weight, the silver fineness, some symbols of life & the value of the coin – 500 Togrog.
This collector’s coin is rounded off with a stylized wooden case and a certificate of authenticity is enclosed.