CIT 2017 Fidel Castro 1oz Proof Silver High Relief Coin
To commemorate Cuban revolutionary and political leader Fidel Castro, who died on 25th November 2016, Mongolia has issued an appealing coin with a classic design & minted with state-of-the-art technology.
- 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: 2017
- Coin Mintage: 1000
- Country of Issue: Mongolia
- Mint: CIT (Coin Invest Trust)
The design is based on the coin’s predecessors the Chinggis Khaan issues of 2014 & 2016. Much like the later version, Fidel Castro’s portrait is struck in an impressive smartminting© high relief. A hint of colour is once again applied to accentuate facial features and darken shadows.
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 of Fidel Castro printed on the top. A certificate of authenticity is enclosed.
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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