The Nine-tailed Fox from Asian folklore is the latest coin issue from Coin’s Today

We just got this one in, and as I was doing some last minute site tidying before our two-week holiday, here we are with a quick look at it. Not one of their brilliant stackable bullion coins, this Nine-tailed Fox coin is a full numismatic with a 333 mintage and a bold, high-relief design on both faces. A staple in Asian mythology, the fox, also called the Kitsune in Japan, and the Kumiho in Korea, is a shapeshifter, changing its appearance from a fox to a beautiful woman, to entice men, sometimes to consume them.

The reverse face features a pretty woman seemingly halfway between human and fox forms, and there’s a crystal embedded in her open mouth. The high-relief runs to the edge, and there’s a refreshing lack of intrusive inscriptions. The obverse is very neat, depicting the tails, all nine, of course, and the coin issue details are all ringfenced into a circular area. This is the first in a new ‘Beasts of Legends’ series, and should be available to order any time soon.

DENOMINATION 10,000 Francs CFA (Chad)
COMPOSITION 62.2 g of 0.999 silver
FINISH Antique