This marvellous 5 Oz Silver coin is the third release in the “Historic Trade Routes” series, dedicated to some of the world’s most famous trading routes. In this edition – the Silk Road. The coin features a wonderful piece of Silk as insert, has a beautiful design and comes in a case in the shape of a book, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage of only 500 pieces worldwide!
The Silk Road or Silk Route was an ancient network of trade routes that were for centuries central to cultural interaction originally through regions of Eurasia connecting the East and West and stretching from the Korean peninsula and Japan to the Mediterranean Sea. The Silk Road concept refers to both the terrestrial and the maritime routes connecting Asia with Africa, the Middle East and southern Europe. The overland Steppe route stretching through the Eurasian steppe is considered the ancestor to the Silk Road(s).