A quick look at a new bullion coin from Laos. It isn’t often we see coins from the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia – just the Jade Lunars from MDM spring to mind – but US mega-dealer APMEX have exclusive worldwide rights to a new 1oz silver bullion coin.
Called Panthera Tigris, the Latin classification of the Tiger, it depicts the aforementioned apex predator in a menacing pose with some stylised flora in the background. It’s a neat, if not top-end depiction, but there’s surprisingly few bullion coins featuring this powerful feline, so welcome nevertheless. A mintage of just 10,000 is nice, and at the time of writing, it’s selling for about 10-12% more than a Silver Eagle. Available now.
REVERSE: Features a view of a tiger from the front emerging from the forest. The tiger has its month open and the teeth are showing, giving an indication that the tiger has given a warning sign of its presence. One of the paws is in a puddle and surrounding the tier are large leaves from the forest. Also included is the year of issue,
OBVERSE: Depicts the Bank of the Lao P.D.R., located in Vientiane and is the central bank of Laos. Also included is the face value, purity and weight.