Sep 23, 2009

After "Gold Crane", Wirtland introduces new coin "Silver Crane"

Two months after successful launch of Wirtland's gold coin, Wirtland now introduces its first silver coin, the "Silver Crane". 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 to 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 "", inscribed on the coin, reflects the unique status of Wirtland as an internet-based state.

"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 $150 retail) is lower than other countries' gold coins of identical weight and quality. Both gold and silver coins are available form the internet shop of Wirtland's official partner Moonlight Mint, complete with official Certificates of Authenticity. All inquiries are welcome at Mint (at) Wirtland .com.

>> Mass media about Wirtland coins (in English, if not stated otherwise):

Wirtland 크레인 : cybercountry에서 처음으로 금화, Black Mountain Metals, October 25, 2009 (in Korean)
Wirtland Crane: the first gold coin from a cybercountry, Black Mountain Metals, October 25, 2009
NEW SILVER CRANE COIN FROM WIRTLANDS VIRTUAL NATION, The E-Sylum, Volume 12, Number 40, October 4, 2009

Wirtland Issues Silver Crane Coin, DGC Magazine, October 2009, page 13
Wirtland si-a lansat a doua moneda oficiala, Colectionarul Roman, October 6, 2009 (in Romanian)
Wirtland Introduces New “Silver Crane” Coin, Сoin Collecting News, October 5, 2009
Wirtland Introduces New “Silver Crane” Coin, Gold Newswire, September 28, 2009
Wirtland Introduces New “Silver Crane” Coin,, September 28, 2009
Время «виртуального» серебра, Sriblo, September 24, 2009 (in Russian)
Монеты по неизменной цене, Sriblo, September 21, 2009 (in Russian)

Virtual country's gold coin "a work of art", The World Of Gold, August 25, 2009

Wirtland Crane Gold Coin Gains Attention,, August 24, 2009

Wirtland Virtual Country Launches 24-carat Gold Coin, DGC Magazine, August 2009, page 13

Internet-based Nation Issues Gold Coins,, July 29, 2009

Cybercountry Gold Coin Becomes Reality, the First “Wirtland Crane”, Silver & Gold Trade, July 28, 2009

První virtuální země vydává svou první zlatou pamětní minci, Zlataky, July 28, 2009 (in Czech)

Lansare moneda "nationala", Colectzii, July 28, 2009 (in Romanian)

Виртуальные монеты, Sriblo, July 28, 2009 (in Russian)

Wirtland Crane”: the first gold coin from a cybercountry became reality,, July 27, 2009

Cybercountry Gold Coin Becomes Reality, the First “Wirtland Coin”,, July 27, 2009

Virtual country launches 24-c gold coin, The World Of Gold, July 27, 2009

Wirtland Crane: the first gold coin from a cybercountry, CoinLink, July 27, 2009

Wirtland Crane becomes the first physical gold coin from a virtual world,, July 27, 2009

Link to the official press release of Government of Wirtland (PDF)
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