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North Korean Accipiter Gentilis gold coin

Tavex is pleased to present one of the worlds's rarest coins, North Korean Accipiter Gentilis 2015 gold coin. The coin is a true masterpiece of gold with exceptionally brilliant surfaces. Modern proof coins are minted in the Central Bank of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the "Fu Qiang" National Mint. The obverse of the coin portrays the coat of arms of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The reverse of the coin depicts northern goshawk (Accipiter Gentilis in Latin), which is the national symbol of North Korea. Tavex offers North Korean gold coins with several different reverse designs: a Horse, Accipiter Gentilis, Bald Eagle, Grus Japonensis, and Strix Aluco. All the coins are from the period before economic and commercial sanctions on North Korea were imposed.

This exclusive gold coin has the face value of 200 won and is crafted in 99.9% pure gold, the coin weights 31 grams (0.99667 ounce). Reportedly the mintage of North Korean gold coins is very limited, usually around 500 pieces. Consequently, any collector who is keen on adding some extremely rare gold coins to his collection should seriously consider this beautiful North Korean coin.

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  • North Korean Accipiter Gentilis gold coin is extremely rare. Tavex is exclusively offering a very small amount of these extraordinary coins.
  • North Korean Accipiter Gentilis gold coin is made of 24 karat pure gold. A combination of high gold purity and artistic design gives the Accipiter Gentilis a highly lustrous gold colour.  
  • North Korean Accipiter Gentilis gold coin is a true masterpiece in gold. The coin is minted in an exceptionally high quality, presenting truly the fine feathers and sharp claws of the goshawk.
  • North Korean Accipiter Gentilis gold coin is suitable for collectors. This excuisite gold coin makes a perfect complement to every coin collection.


Accipiter Gentilis

The reason for depicting Accipiter Gentilis on the gold coin is the fact that the northern goshawk is North Korean national bird. The goshawk is often considered a "true hawk", as it is a medium-large raptor in the family Accipitridae. The bird inhabits the northern and central parts of the peninsula and sometimes migrates to the southern part of the country in winter. Historically, Koreans have used the goshawk to hunt pheasants, pigeons and hares. Actually, the scientific name Accipiter Gentilis, which means 'noble hawk' in Latin, derives from words 'accipere' ("to grasp"), and 'gentilis' ("noble" or "gentle"), because in the Middle Ages only the nobility were permitted to fly goshawks for falconry. 

Face value descriptionFinenessGold weight in gramsProduct weight in gramsGold weight in Troy ouncesManufacturer country
200 North Korean Won99931310.99667North Korea

The obverse portrays the national emblem of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, which bears the design of a grand hydroelectric power station under Mt. Paektu, the sacred mountain of the revolution, and the beaming light of a five-pointed red star, with ears of rice forming an oval frame, bound with a ribbon bearing the inscription "The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea". The coat of arms is surrounded by the text '조선 민주주의 인민 공화국 중앙 은행' which means  the Bank of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, gold content 999, weight 31 g, face value 200 won (원) and year of the mintage.

The reverse depicts the powerful figure of North Korean national bird, northern goshawk. Above the image is the name of the bird in Latin - Accipiter Gentilis.

Each coin is individually packaged in a hard plastic capsule.

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