PRLog - Sep. 23, 2009 - The new "Silver Crane" weighs 1 troy ounce (31.1 grams) and consists of .999 pure silver, its diameter is 39 mm. The coin's denomination is 2 International Currency Units (ICU). The "Silver Crane" can be purchased online for 38 US dollars from Wirtland's official mint.
The design of new silver coin is similar to 1/10 ounce "Gold Crane", which was considered o be the world's first physical gold coin issued by a virtual country, and called a "work of art" by experts. The silver coin, which is much larger in size, features the same image of migratory crane, symbolizing that virtual country transcends lands and borders. Same image of Japanese crane was used in the Wirtland's postage stamp. The reverse of the coin features the coat of arms of Wirtland, and is also marked ".999 silver". As Wirtland has no geographical location, its address in cyberspace is essential. The country's URL "www.WIRTLAND.com"
"Silver Crane" is offered in 3 versions of finishing: Cameo proof-like (polished silver), Satin, and Matte. The Matte version is a special limited-time offer. "Silver Crane" is primarily a coin for collectors or a gift item, unlike the "Gold Crane". The "Gold Crane" serves dual purpose: it is not only a beautiful collector's item or gift, but can be used as an effective investment instrument in the current situation of ever-raising gold prices. Its price (currently $135 retail / $120 wholesale) is significantly lower than other countries' gold coins of identical weight and quality. Both gold and silver coins are available form the internet shop, complete with official Certificates of Authenticity. All inquiries are welcome at Mint (at) Wirtland (dot).com. More information:
IMAGES of Wirtland's "Silver Crane" card can be found here:
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