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Karakorum 800th Anniversary
800-летие Каракорума
Presented by
CIT Coin Invest AG (Lichtenstein)
Nominal value
5000 Togrog
62,2 g
50 mm
Silver 999°
800 pcs
Production quality
Smartminting® technology, ultra high relief, the bold colored tiffany glass in the center of the coin
CIT Coin Invest AG (Lichtenstein)
B.H. Mayer (Germany)
Description of obverse and reverse
One side features the reconstruction of a building of the city of KARAKORUM from the front; red tiffany glass inlay in the central gate. Above 800, below CITY OF / KARAKORUM / 1220 2020. 

The other side depicts a crowded square with a silver tree at the center; streams of liquids flow out of its mouths; at the center a red tiffany glass inlay. In the right field the coat of arms of the Bank of Mongolia, below in Cyrillic script 5000 Togrog, in the exergue in Latin script MONGOLIA 2 oz .999 SILVER.
A brief annotation
This stunning coin is dedicated to the famous city of Karakorum which was the capital of the Mongol Empire between 1235 and 1260. In 1220 Genghis Khan, the great Mongol conqueror, established his headquarters there and used it as a base for his invasion of China. In 1235 Genghis Khan’s son and successor, Ögödei, surrounded Karakorum with walls and built a rectangular palace supported by 64 wooden columns standing on granite bases. In 1889 the precise location of Karakorum was discovered by two Russian Orientalists working in the area, and in 1948–49 the ruins were explored by members of the Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R.
New issue
№ 3(64) 2023
№ 3(64) 2023
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