Coin "Year of Rabbit"

Год кролика

Name Year of Rabbit
Presented by National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Nominal value 500 tenge
Metal Silver 925°
Mintage 5000
Production quality Proof
Description of obverse and reverse The coin has a dodecahedron form. Obverse: The coin has dodecahedron shape. Averse: in the center there are mythological symbols of constellations of the celestial map, «Ag 925 31,1 gr.» means metal, the standard of coinage and weight, wide mat edging along the edge with indication of the face value «500 ТЕҢГЕ» and the inscription in Kazakh «ҚАЗАҚСТАН РЕСПУБЛИКАСЫ» and in English «REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN», conventional image of the sun. Reverse: in the center – the image of the rabbit as the symbol of year 2011 of Oriental calendar, mark of Kazakhstan Mint, wide mat edging along the edge with indication of the year of coinage «2011» and inscription in Kazakh «ШЫҒЫС КҮНТІЗБЕСІ», in Russian «ВОСТОЧНЫЙ КАЛЕНДАРЬ», and in English «ORIENTAL CALENDAR», the small image of other eleven symbols of Oriental calendar years.
A brief annotation Year of Rabbit came on 3 February 2011 according the Oriental calendar. The idea of the dodecahedron coin is a rotating change of the year symbols coming from the inner edge into the center of the coin. The bar with the year of mintage is put on the place of the symbol of the next Oriental and it will make a 360° rotation for the 12-year cycle. The characters of the calendar are made in plastic of cosmogonist interpretations of the Asian peoples.
Designer Artists: Ivzhenko V.P.; Basenov А.G. Sculptor: Ivzhenko V.P., Zolotukhin A.P.
Producer Kazakhstan Mint of National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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