|Country: Mongolia||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2017||Weight: 31.1 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 500 togrog||Dimensions: 38.61||Coin Accent: Antique Finish, Gilding|
|ID: MN0055||Quality: Antique finish|
|Mintage quantity: 999 pcs|
The third Mongolian coin in this exciting new series called Evolution of Life features Ichthyosaurs on its reverse, including a large detailed, red-gold gilded one in high relief against a natural looking background. Made of 1 oz silver 999 with antique finish, the coin has got a limited worldwide mintage – only 999 pieces. It comes packaged in a stylized timber box, accompanied by a CoA.
The obverse represents the composition which consists of the Bank of Mongolia emblem and the following inscriptions: the face value of the coin, its weight and metal fineness.
The Ichthyosaur fossil on the reverse is intricate in detail, accurately realised and set on a natural looking background. The contrast between the red-gold fossil and the antique finish background is perfect – a visual force that attracts the eye. Ichthyosaurs were marine reptiles that lived 250 to 90 million years ago. The various species resembled modern dolphins by convergent evolution or the development of similar traits in similar environments.