Tulipa Regelii – 500 Tenge – Kazakhstan – silver coin
Face value: 500 tenge.
Date of issue: November 7, 2006.
Tulipa Regelii is an endemic of Kazakhstan. This flower can be found only in Chu-Ili Mountains (west part of Almaty oblast and east part of Zhambyl oblast) on stony and rocky slopes, and quite often on naked black rocks. This is the most exceptional flower of Kazakh tulips, on the surface of amplexicaule elliptic leaf there are many lengthwise ctenoid shoots.
Averse: the composition of leafs; the face value of the coin «500 TENGE»; «Ag 925 31,1 gr.» means metal, standard of coinage and weight; National Bank of Kazakhstan logo; two inscriptions «NATIONAL BANK OF KAZAKHSTAN» in Kazakh and English.
Reverse: the composition of three tulips against a background of stylized stony surface; left tulip is depicted as a hologram; the name of species «TULIPA REGELII» in Kazakh and Latin on the circumference; «2006» means the year of coinage; trade mark of Kazakhstan mint.
Images and inscription are relief.
Lateral surface is grooved.
The coin is made with usage of standard 925 silver, weight is 31.1 gr, diameter is 38.61 mm, proof production quality.
The coin comes with certificate of authencity (COA) and in original box.