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CIT 2018 Shades of Nature: Sungazer Lizard 25g Gilded Silver Coin: Shades of Nature is up to its fifth release with the sungazer or giant girdled lizard. Named after the iconic dragon Smaug of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, the sungazer is native to South Africa. LP
The coin is an archetypal Shades of Nature issue, with a gilded proof field and an astonishingly detailed sungazer struck in smartminting© high relief. The scales are treated with a micro-minting surface-finish to bring out the incomparable shine and radiance not found on ordinary strikes.
The reverse comes to life by means of masterful precision laser engraving accentuating and shading the fine structures in the delightful little lizard which stands out in smartminting© high relief.
The reverse face has the Ian Rank Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on it, and is issued under the authority of the Cook Islands.
This collector’s coin is rounded off with stylised packaging and a certificate of authenticity is enclosed.