This is the third release in the Woodland Spirits series. The 2020 animal is the Raccoon Dog. Appropriately named as this dog resembles a Raccoon with the distinctive “bandit” markings around the eyes, although it is more closely related to foxes. They can be found over a wide habitat and adapt well to many climates.
They are the only dogs known to hibernate and do so in areas that have a colder climate. Raccoon Dogs are omnivores and regularly can be found climbing trees to find food. They are also monogamous and usually give birth to 6-8 pups at a time. This 1 oz silver proof showcases the Raccoon Dog and its familiar face surrounded by the wildflowers that characterize this series. Mintage of this legal tender Mongolian coin is limited to only 1500.
The charming Woodland Spirits series will appeal to both entry level and seasoned collectors. One of few series issued for Mongolia and struck in exquisitely detailed high relief, the Woodland Spirits presents an attractive entry to the world of Smartminting© coins.