2016 Chinggis Khaan 1oz Proof Silver High Relief Coin
Or Genghis Khan if you speak English
The latest coin in honour of Chinggis Khaan, who led the Mongolians to a united empire from 1206 to 1227, combine classic design with state-of-the-art technology.
The 2016 edition of the silver coin is a new release of the collector’s piece which was introduced and sold out in 2014. The partially coloured relief was a numismatic highlight back then. The new issue is a technical masterpiece because smartminting has enabled a relief which is twice as high as the previous coin.
- Comes with CIT’s Certificate of Authenticity.
- Coin Metal: 999 Fine Silver
- Coin Weight: 1oz
- Diameter: 38.61mm
- Coin Finish: High Relief Proof (Smart Minting technique)
- Coin Denomination: 1000 Togrog
- Year of Issue: 2016
- Coin Mintage: 1000
- Country of Issue: Mongolia
- Mint: CIT (Coin Invest Trust)
The coin reverse is a representation of the head of what is the world’s largest equestrian statue, built in Mongolia, of its most famous son, Chinggis Khaan, the head of the Mongol hordes that went on to carve out the world’s largest contiguous land empire. The statue itself is a huge and stunning work of art formed in stainless steel, and of a scale hard to imagine. Frankly, it’s a fantastic subject for a coin, full of angular detail, formed in metal, and a figure of immense fascination around the world.
On the obverse of the coin we find Mongolia Coat of Arms, the weight, the silver fineness, some symbols of life & the value of the coin – 1000 Togrog.
Presented in a custom wooden box tin with an image Chinggis Khaan print on the top. A certificate of authenticity is enclosed.
Smart Minting Technology
So what is Smart Minting all about? A technique allowing hitherto unprecedented levels of intricate relief on smaller coins, amongst many other benefits. Applied to a range of their new coins, CIT (Coin Invest Trust) took the inspired step of using it on a previous release to ably demonstrate the benefits of the process in comparison to traditional strikes. The following was written by coin guru Mik from AgAuNews which sums up the difference nicely,
The new issue is an almost identical design to the 2014 coin, but has a look that is simply worlds apart from its older brother. Sat in the display cabinet on the CIT stand (@the 2016 World Money Fair Berlin), it almost looked like the face of the Khaan was following you around and staring back at you. It’s hard to describe, but it was one of the highlights of the show for me personally …
• strikingly higher relief on standard weight coins
• extraordinarily high relief on coins with slightly increased weight
• considerably larger diameter on standard weight coins while maintaining relief height
• standard relief height on coins with greatly reduced weight