Che Guevara Featured on Silver Coin of Mongolia

08 Mar 2018  Thu

Mongolia released a new selectively coloured 1000 Togrog Proof coin made of .999 Silver, featuring a portrait of Che Guevara on the reverse. The coin has a mintage limit of 1,000 pieces and is truck at B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. The coin is also available in a .9999 Gold version. These 0.5 grams Proof coins have a mintage limit of 5,000 pieces and are also struck at B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich.

The obverse depicts the coat of arms of Mongolia’s national bank. Other inscriptions on the obverse include 1000 Togrog in Cyrillic, and MONGOLIA 1 oz .999 SILVER in Latin script. The reverse also features the beret and red star. Other inscriptions on the reverse include CHE GUEVARA in Latin and Mongolian script, and 2018.

This would be CIT’s third coin in its “Iconic Revolutionaries” series. Alberto Korda’s portrait of Che Guevara became extremely popular during the Protests of 1968.

A similar portrait is featured on the new Mongolian coin where Che Guevara looks younger. The portrait looks very real and detailed which is achieved by smartminting technology with sparse selective colouring in black and white. It almost looks like a 3D black-and-white photo. Colour application on high relief is achievable only due to the latest technology.

Image Courtesy: CIT

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