|Country: Mongolia||Metal Purity: 999||Box: No|
|Year of Issue: 2014||Weight: 31.1 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 500 togrog||Dimensions: 38.61||Coin Accent: Antique Finish|
|ID: MN0024||Quality: Antique finish|
|Mintage quantity: 2500 pcs|
Started in 2007, the successful and award-winning Wildlife Protection series by Mongolia continues with a new silver coin featuring a charming Manul, a wild cat native to Central Asia. The 500 togrog coin is struck of .999 pure silver with antique finish and has got the limited mintage of 2 500 pieces worldwide.
The obverse represents the the Bank of Mongolia emblem and the inscriptions indicating the face value of the coin, its issuing country, metal purity and weight.
The reverse is what makes all coins in the Wildlife Protection series unique. The relief image of the manul cat with antique finish is simply amazing. It may even seem like you are touching the fur of a real animal! There are also two dark green Swarovski inserts set as the cat’s wild eyes. These small well-furred cats from the cold Asian steppes are also referred to as Pallas cats, named after German naturalist Pyotr Simon Pallas. Unfortunately, their population in Mongolia is threatened by over-hunting and poaching. Manul cats are killed for their beautiful fur and for medicinal purposes. This side of the coin also contains the legends denoting its issuing year, the names of the species and series. The Wildlife Protection series by Mongolia is definitely a must have, so don’t miss the Manul silver issue!