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Seven stones
Семь камешков
Presented by
National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan/ Kazakhstan Mint
Nominal value
500 tenge
Weight
31,1 g
Diameter
38,61 mm
Metal
Silver 925°
Mintage
3 000 pcs
Production quality
Proof (obverse)/ black proof (reverse)
Designer
Designers National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Producer
Kazakhstan Mint
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: in the center of the coin is the state emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Around it is an ornamental rosette.

Reverse: the coin's design is based on the traditional shape of the game board, which was used in the ancient times. The inscription «TOĠYZ QUMALAQ» is made of gold-gilded gaming balls. Their number corresponds to the number used in the game – 162 pcs.

A brief annotation
One of the oldest Kazakh national games is game «Togyz Kumalak», which has a 4-thousand-year history. «Togyz Kumalak» is a board game for logic and ingenuity, called to develop logical mathematical thinking and endurance. The game is based on the number 9 (9x9 = 81 and 2x9x9 = 162), which was considered sacred by the ancient Mongols and Turks. «Togyz Kumalak» game is included in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Mankind.

The coins are made in two types. The quality of «Proof» (obverse, reverse) and «Black proof» (reverse) / «Proof» (obverse) of 3,000 pieces of each type.

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