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North Korean Strix Aluco gold coin

Tavex is pleased to present one of the worlds's rarest coins, North Korean Strix Aluco 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 tawny owl (Strix Aluco in Latin). 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 Strix Aluco gold coin is extremely rare. Tavex is exclusively offering a very small amount of these extraordinary coins.
  • North Korean Strix Aluco gold coin is made of 24 karat pure gold. A combination of high gold purity and artistic design gives the Strix Aluco coin a highly lustrous gold colour.  
  • North Korean Strix Aluco gold coin is a true masterpiece in gold. The coin is minted in an exceptionally high quality, the artistic design brings out the finest feathers and the penetrating gaze of the owl.
  • North Korean Strix Aluco gold coin is suitable for collectors. This excuisite gold coin makes a perfect complement to every coin collection.

Strix Aluco

The tawny owl or brown owl (Strix aluco) is a stocky, medium-sized owl commonly found in woodlands across much of Eurasia. Its underparts are pale with dark streaks, and the upperparts are either brown or grey. The nest is typically in a tree hole where it can protect its eggs and young against potential predators. 

Although many people believe this owl has exceptional night vision, its retina is no more sensitive than a human's and its asymmetrically placed ears are key to its hunting by giving it excellent directional hearing. Its nocturnal habits and eerie, easily imitated call, have led to a mythical association of the tawny owl with bad luck and death. Some cultures on the other hand see the spark of sapience in owl's big round eyes, owl has become a symbol of wisdom. This may stem from a myth that Athena, the goddess of wisdom was also accompanied by this mysterious bird.

Face value descriptionDiameterFinenessGold weight in gramsProduct weight in gramsGold weight in Troy ouncesManufacturer country
200 North Korean Won34.999931310.99667North 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 an old tawny owl sitting on a branch of a tree with two young birds. Beneath the image is the name of the bird in Latin - Strix Aluco.

Each coin is individually packaged in a hard plastic capsule.

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