APMEX debuts a new limited silver bullion coin from Laos called Panthera Tigris – the Tiger

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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.

SPECIFICATION
DENOMINATION 500 Kip (Laos)
COMPOSITION 0.999 silver 31.1 grams
DIMENSIONS 38.81 mm
FINISH Bullion (BU)
MINTAGE 10,000
BOX / C.O.A. No / No
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