Mongolia – 2023 – 1000 Togrog – Brown Bear Growing up


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Issuing Country Mongolia
Year of Issue 2023
Face Value 1000 Togrog
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight 2 oz
Diameter 45 mm
Quality PROOF
Mintage 333 pcs
Scope of Delivery Box
Special features Smartminting©, black proof and classic style


The ‘Brown Bear’ coin is the third issue in the ‘Growing Up’ series. The impossible has been made possible using the enhanced Smartminting©️ technology and brings the brown bear to life. The coin has an PROOF finish on the obverse and a Black PROOF finish on the reverse! It is struck on a 2 oz pure silver 45mm blank in the highest quality. It has a limited mintage of only 333 pcs worldwide and comes in a beautiful box with a Certificate of Authenticity. Add this third edition to your collection. They are available at your local modern coin dealer.

Coin description

The coin’s reverse depicts the brown bear with his impressive appearance walking towards the viewer. You can see the brown bear’s thoughts about the transformation of his appearance since he was young in the stylized cub standing up watching is parents catching fish.

The coin’s obverse side depicts the brown bear as cubs in his younger years drinking from the water. The brother on the right is intrigued by his mirror in the water trying to imagine his adult self. The sister on the left, however, just wants to play the makes ripples in the water removing the mirror image. In the background a mother with two cubs, a water stream, and mountains. It also depicts the coat of arms, with the same reflection in the water, and the inscriptions: “MONGOLIA” (the issuing country), “2023” (the year of issue) and “1000 Togrog” (the face value).

Background information

The brown bear (Ursus arctos) is a large bear species found across Eurasia and North America. They are one of the biggest livings carnivora today. Scientists believe they evolved from an extinct prehistoric bear species in Asia over half a million years ago. They migrated a quarter million years ago into Europe, about 100.000 years ago to Alaska and just over 12500 years ago more south in the new world. Their size today differs up to 30% in size depending on the subspecies around the world. Although bears try to avoid populated areas by humans it’s better to not agitate them. They, in most cases, would not actively attack a human but their claws and big teeth can be fatal.