National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan/ Kazakhstan Mint
Proof, gilding, diamond insert 1 mm
Designers of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Description of obverse and reverse
On the obverse of the coins the state emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan is depicted.
On the reverse of the coin there is a composition of a naturalistic and stencil–ornamental image of a bird with a diamond insert. Along the perimeter of the coin there is a wide edging with decorative elements made in the form of the Saka animal style.
A brief annotation
Nomads revered the golden eagle as a sacred bird. In many epic works of the Turkic-speaking peoples the golden eagle was sung as a sacred bird and symbolized courage and fearlessness. Golden eagle feathers also served as a talisman in the nomad's dwelling.
The peculiarity of all coins of this series «Cult animals – totems of nomads» is a combination of a naturalistic and stencil animal type with an allegorical presentation under the «Saka animal style» in the form of a gilded mask with ornamental elements.