1996 Korea Dappled Pterophyllum Eimekei LCC Fish in Colour 500 Won Silver Coin Proof-Struck
We have here on offer, the 1996 North Korea DPRK Dappled Pterophyllum Eimekei LCC Fish in Colour 500 Won Silver Coin Proof-Struck. Large Crown type!
Low Mintages = Serial#1100 of total 1950 only! Full 1996 LCC Fish Series will consist of 6 Coins. (all Listed here)
"Pterophyllum is a small genus of freshwater fish from the familyCichlidae known to most aquarists as "angelfish". All Pterophyllum species originate from the Amazon Basin, Orinoco Basin and various rivers in the Guiana Shield in tropical South America. The three species of Pterophyllum are unusually shaped for cichlids being greatly laterally compressed, with round bodies and elongated triangular dorsal and anal fins. This body shape allows them to hide among roots and plants, often on a vertical surface. Naturally occurring angelfish are frequently striped longitudinally, colouration which provides additional camouflage. Angelfish are ambush predators and prey on small fish and macroinvertebrates. All Pterophyllum species form monogamous pairs. Eggs are generally laid on a submerged log or a flattened leaf. As is the case for other cichlids, brood care is highly developed."
Front: Black Long-Tailed Angelfish Eimekei Fish (Colour)
Back: DPRK National Arms
Year 1995, 500 Won - Early 1st Releases!
1 Oz, 31.00 GR.
Crown size (40 mm)
Uncirculated Excellent Condition
Scare/Rare - Sold Out at Mints/Coin Fairs
These are the very first mintage releases, when DPRK started to initiate mintage of numismatic coins for external sale.
This is a rarely available piece, very attractive & beautiful old rarity.
"North Korea DPRK silvers & gold coins have been always sold out at International Numismatist Fairs & Shows, given its very limited supply circulating in the marketplace. Rarity designs do commands very strong premiums amongst collections, and its prices have been steadily rising across the years. In these recent period, the acceleration is much more pronounced given the isolation state of North Korea, and it possible changes that may happen in the non-too distance future. This is definitely a very strong investment category. Buy with Confidence!"