|Country: Republic of Chad||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2018||Weight: 31.1 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 5000 francs||Dimensions: 38.61||Coin Accent: Antique Finish|
|ID: TN0007||Quality: Antique finish|
|Mintage quantity: 999 pcs|
Issued by Artisan Coin Productions in cooperation with the Mint of Poland, this silver coin is actually a really new trend in Lunar Series and promises to become a true finding for the coin collectors.
Reasons to buy this coin:
- The first issue in Ominous Lunar Series!
- A brand new view of the Lunar coins concept;
- A stunning design of the coin’s obverse and reverse;
- Struck of 1 oz of pure .999 silver;
- The coin is supplied in a beige cotton pouch, sealed in plastic and attractive tin box with certification;
Honestly speaking, the wide variety of Lunar zodiac themed coins features alike designs, and only some few can boast of some new ways in representing the main idea of the coin. The Ominous Lunar Series breaks the stereotypes to some extent and offers to look at the Lunar silver coins under a completely new angle. The silver coin, inspired by the Hound of Baskervilles from Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous book, starts this new original series, and all following animals should be depicted in the same manner.
This 1 oz silver coin features a unique ultrahigh relief design depicting the demonic Hound of Baskervilles. The detailed image of the dog stuns with its dynamic and makes us believe that the creature is going to spring out of the coin right away. As for the background - skillfully crafted, it shows the full moon on the clouded sky and Chinese pagodas. Another Chinese element on the reverse is a hieroglyph which stands for “the dog”.
The obverse of this silver coin deserves special attention, for it faces the coat of arms of Republic of Chad encircled with a stylized image of a mythical animal's paws, each with 6 claws, and with the moon crescent on the top. Each claw symbolizes an animal from the Lunar calendar. The coin is antique finished and features an individual serial number, engraved on the rim.
The coin is housed in a stylish tin box with the screw-top. The box deserves a separate mention, since it also functions as the certificate of authenticity (this means – no separate paper CoA needed). On the bottom part, each box possesses a serial number of the coin engraved with laser. As for the outer package, each coin is supplied with a beige cotton pouch and is sealed in a plastic bag for extra safety.