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Zodiac - Leo
Знаки зодиака - Лев
Presented by
International Coin House AG
Nominal value
100 (Repuclic of Macedonia)
21 g
35 x 45 mm
Silver 925°
5000 pcs.
Production quality
Proof with 24ct gold printing and cobalt glass insert
International Coin House AG
B.H. Mayer’s Mint, Karlsfeld, Germany
Description of obverse and reverse
On the obverse there is a decorative composition being a symbol of time, based on Sun, Moon and stars that surround a sand watch. The Sun is painted in gold on a round, blue cobalt glass insert (being installed throughout the coin). At the top of the coin there is the Republic of Macedonia coat of arms. Along the perimeter there are, on the sides, the symbols of 8 planets of the Solar system that, apart from Sun and Moon, influence the Zodiac signs (Mercure, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uran, Neptune, Pluton). Also along the perimeter there are inscriptions: “Republic of Macedonia” and “10 Denars” in the Macedonian language as well as the year of issue “2014” and the hallmark “Ag925”. Reverse: on the left hand side there is a profile of a Leo's head. On the right hand side there is a constellation corresponding to the Leo sign of Zodiac painted on the cobalt glass insert and surrounded by an ornament. At the bottom, along the perimeter, there is a crown with the symbol of the Leo Zodiac sign and the name in Latin. Chosen elements of the relief (including the Leo symbol, eye and element of the mane) are gold painted.
A brief annotation
Unique composition concept – using a cobalt glass insert throughout the coin – allows to present on the reverse a star constellation on a blue sky background, and at the same time on the obverse – the Sun on the sky. On the obverse, the cobalt glass insert with printed Sun forms at the same time a border of a sand watch. The transparency of the cobalt glass insert allows a special effect on each side of the coin when the insert is enlighted on the other side.
New issue
№ 1(62) 2023
№ 1(62) 2023
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