Mongolia issues commemorative coin for ancient capital’s 800th anniversary


MONGOLIA’S central bank issued a silver coin on Wednesday to commemorate
the 800th anniversary of the establishment of Karakorum, the country’s ancient capital.

The Bank of Mongolia said in a statement that the commemorative coin, which is 50 millimeters in diameter, contains two
ounces (56.7 grams) of 999 sterling silver.

The 5,000-tugrik (1.75 U.S. dollars) coin is available at the Treasury Fund of the central bank at a cost of 600,000 tugriks
(210 U.S. dollars) per piece.

The ruins of Karakorum lie in the northwestern corner of Uvurkhangai province of Mongolia, near today’s town of Kharkhorin
and adjacent to the Erdene Zuu Monastery, a surviving Buddhist monastery.

They are part of the upper part of Orkhon Valley, a world heritage site of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organisation. (1 U.S. dollar = 2,850.97 Mongolian tugriks).


– Dec. 9, 2020 @ 17:06 GMT |

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