Taikazan – 500 Tenge – Kazakhstan – silver coin

Taikazan – 500 Tenge – Kazakhstan – silver coin


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At all times the cauldron was a symbol of unification and hospitality for Turkic peoples. Therefore a special priority was given to its dimension and external decoration. In such context Turkestani cauldron has no equal. The most known is so-called Taikazan is  placed in Turkestan at Ahmed Yasavi’s mausoleum. Its diameter is about 2,45 meters, weight is two tons. According to the legend the cauldron is made from an alloy of seven metals.

The coin is made with application of technology of oxygenating (chemical coloring) of the image of Taikazan on a coin reverse.

The coin has shape of dodecahedron

Obverse: the coat of arms of the Republic of Kazakhstan in a frame of pressed inscriptions «NATIONAL BANK OF KAZAKHSTAN» in Kazakh and English; inscription «500 TENGE» at lower part, means face value, trade mark and logo of National Bank of Republic of Kazakhstan; number «2014» at upper sector, means year of coinage; inscription «Ag 925 31,1g» means metal, standard of coinage and weight; elements of national ornament along the circumference.

Reverse: an oxidized image of a Taikazan and stylized image of the sun in a frame of inscriptions «TREASURES OF THE STEPPE · TAIKAZAN»; elements of a national ornament at lower part and along the circumference.

Lateral face is grooved.

Metal: Ag 925

Weight: 31,1 ± 0,31 g/r

Diameters: 43.0 mm

Quality: proof

Max mintage: 5 000

The coin comes in capsule with certificate of authencity (COA) and in original box.