National Geographic : 1976 Oct
NATIONALGEU. APHIC The Countries of the World will be minted in two Proof editions: Solid Sterling Silver and 24 Karat Gold on Silver. Medals from both editions will mea sure 25mm and are guaranteed to contain at least 165 grains of solid sterling silver. The 156 medals of the complete collection will be minted for sub scribers only and issued at the rate of two medals per month. There is a strictly enforced limit of one collection per subscriber, and the absolute closing date for entering a subscription in the United States is October 31, 1976. 8 HE WORLD'S MOST UNUSUAL jATLAS. A treasury of minted sterling silver medals representing all 156 countries on earth in four hard-bound conti nental editions: The Americas, The African Continent, Europe and Asia. Each medal, on both sides, depicts the people, character or lifestyle of one country in impressively detailed bas-relief sculpture. The medals are individually struck in the centuries old tradition of Fine Art Minting practiced at The Hamilton Mint, one of the world's fore most private mints. Each Proof medal is pre sented in a special transparent capsule to forever protect the proof quality of the medal. The capsules fit into color-coded mountings which key the countries to their geographic location on the full-color map in the album. The reverse panel and inside back cover pro vides colorful and detailed information on all the countries, including full-color reproduc tions of the flags of the nations. All four albums are permanently housed in a handsome hard wood presentation chest. This collection represents one of the most ambitious undertakings in the history of me dallic art. A strictly Limited Edition in silver and gold-on-silver to be minted exclusively for advance subscribers. The opportunity to subscribe to this collection is limited to those United States' collectors whose applications are postmarked by October 31, 1976. THE HAMILTON MINT * Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004 One of the foremost private mints in the world.