Two more of Coin Invest Trust’s flagship series have seen new launches for Berlin. The multi award-winning Mongolian Wildlife Protection series, with their crystal eyes and high relief sees a new bird coin, only the second in the series, and it’s a beauty in our view. Birds seem to fit the format and design exceptionally well, the owl coin from much earlier in the series being a highlight also. There are no surprises with the design here, just the usual high quality you’d expect from one of the top series from one of the world’s best coin producers. A fine entrant. There is also a small 0.5g gold coin with a much different design being released, which we’ll cover later.
The also multi award-winning Mongolian Nature series of cut-through gilded coins has a new debut, and it’s a real return to form, echoing as it does the superb initial launch in the series, the Howling Wolf. The cut moon shape around the rim of the coin is expertly done and a far more integrated part of the design than the horse coin. At a half-ounce in weight and gilded, these are eminently affordable and make a really excellent series. One little display tip is to put these coins in one of the excellent latex-skin Nimbus coin frames and then gently backlight it.
Both coins should be available in the next few weeks and we don’t think collectors of either series will be disappointed with the 2016 coins.