If you buy silver from lunar collections, there’s a new series available starting in 2018 that is sure to excite. The all-new Ominous Lunar Calendar collection brings a unique twist on the 12 animals of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, otherwise known as the Zodiac. These coins are issued for the Republic of Chad with ultra-high relief strikes and an antique polish. The 2018 1 oz Silver Republic of Chad Hound of Baskervilles Coin is currently available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you housed in a themed tin with a beige cotton pouch!
- The first design in the new Ominous Lunar Calendar Series!
- Mintage limited to 999 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of 5000 Francs by the Republic of Chad.
- A set of two paws holding the coat of arms for the Republic of Chad is on the obverse.
- The legendary Hound of Baskervilles is depicted on the reverse.
- Antique polish applied to ultra-high relief blanks!
The Hound of Baskervilles design in this collection is inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel of the same name. It was the third crime novel written by Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally published in Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, the story is set in Dartmoor in Devon in the West Country of England.
In the Hound of Baskervilles story, an attempted murder is investigated by Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. The origins of the Hound of Baskervilles is supernatural and speaks of a dog which is fearsome and diabolical.
All of the new coins in the Ominous Lunar Calendar Series are struck on ultra-high relief blanks. The larger bland high-pressure coining result in a beautiful surface area with a 3D design that leaps off the coin’s surface to catch the eye of the viewer. The antique polish applied helps to highlight the intricate elements of the design and give it the appearance of ancient coinage.
On the reverse of 2018 1 oz Silver Republic of Chad Hound of Baskervilles Coins is a unique Year of the Dog design. Based upon the Doyle novel, the Hound of Baskervilles is featured on this side of the coin in all of its hideous glory. The massive beast appears to be leaping right for you from the coin’s surface.
The obverse of the Silver Republic of Chad Hound of Baskervilles Coin includes the coat of arms for the Republic of Chad. The nation’s official seal is the center of the coin clutched by two massive paws, each one with six claws for a total of 12 to symbolize the 12-year cycle of the Zodiac.
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