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Evolution of Life - Ammonite 500 Tugriks 1oz Silver Coin - Mongolia 2015

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Evolution of Life - Ammonite 500 Tugriks (Tögrög) 1oz .999 pure silver coin, partial red-gold finish, high relief, antique finish.

The evolution of life is celebrated with a new series featuring an Ammonite fossil in sensational high relief. SeQrySign®. First coin in series.

Mintage: only 999 pieces worldwide. With wooden box and COA.

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Country :Mongolia
Year :2015
Face Value :500 Tugriks
Metal :.999 Fine silver
Weight :1 oz
Size :38.61 mm
Quality :Proof antique finish
Mintage :Only 999 pcs. worldwide
Series :Evolution of Life
Certificate of Authenticity :Yes
Original ETUI box/case :Yes

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Ammonites are an extinct group of marine invertebrate animals in the subclass Ammonoidea of the class Cephalopoda. These molluscs are more closely related to living coleoids (i.e., octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish) than they are to shelled nautiloids such as the living Nautilus species. The earliest ammonites appear during the Devonian, and the last species died out during the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event.

Ammonites are excellent index fossils, and it is often possible to link the rock layer in which a particular species or genus is found to specific geological time periods. Their fossil shells usually take the form of planispirals, although there were some helically spiraled and nonspiraled forms (known as heteromorphs).

The name "ammonite", from which the scientific term is derived, was inspired by the spiral shape of their fossilized shells, which somewhat resemble tightly coiled rams' horns. Pliny the Elder (d. 79 AD near Pompeii) called fossils of these animals ammonis cornua ("horns of Ammon") because the Egyptian god Ammon (Amun) was typically depicted wearing ram's horns. Often the name of an ammonite genus ends in -ceras, which is Greek (κέρας) for "horn".

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Evolution of Life - Ammonite 500 Tugriks 1oz Silver Coin - Mongolia 2015

Evolution of Life - Ammonite 500 Tugriks 1oz Silver Coin - Mongolia 2015

Evolution of Life - Ammonite 500 Tugriks (Tögrög) 1oz .999 pure silver coin, partial red-gold finish, high relief, antique finish.

The evolution of life is celebrated with a new series featuring an Ammonite fossil in sensational high relief. SeQrySign®. First coin in series.

Mintage: only 999 pieces worldwide. With wooden box and COA.

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