HELISKIING Extreme Sports Silver Coin 10D Andorra 2007

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Silver proof coin commemorates "Heliskiing", one of the most extreme sport in the world!

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Specifications
Country Andorra
Year 2007
Face Value 10 Diners
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 925/1000
Weight (g) 28.28
Diameter (mm) 38.61
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 5.000
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) No
 
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HELISKIING
Heliskiing is off-trail, downhill skiing that is accessed by a helicopter, not a ski lift. Heliskiing is essentially about skiing in a natural environment without the effort or gear compromise required for hiking into these areas as in ski touring or ski mountaineering.
Most heliskiers are seeking specific, pleasurable skiing conditions that are hard to replicate in the highly manipulated terrain of ski resorts: particularly powder snow, but also long descents, natural terrain contours and features, smooth corn snow, old-growth tree glades, steep and extreme slopes, or for the more adventuresome, wild snow and a natural, variable environment.

ANDORRA
The coat of arms of the Principality of Andorra, officially the Principality of Andorra (in Catalan: Principat d'Andorra), is a small, landlocked country in western Europe, located in the eastern Pyrenees mountains and bordered by Spain and France. Its official language is Catalan, but both French and Spanish are commonly spoken by the approximately 70,000 residents. The capital and largest city is Andorra la Vella.

 
Design
The coin also features strong and vibrant colorization which calls to mind the hard sport commemorated.
As part of "Xtreme Sports" serie this 2007 silver coin has been released in Proof quality, on a 10 Diners coin struck for the Principality of Andorra.
The main part of the coin shows an image of a heliboarders on a backgroung of a stylized rock mountain and a helicopter. At the bottom, along the edge of the coin, semicircular inscription, XTREME.
The reverse of the coin depicts the Coat of Arms of the Principality of Andorra and the semicircular inscription in Catalonian language "PRINCIPAT D’ANDORRA".

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