Nagorno-Karabakh 1-DRAM (KM8) Common Pheasant
The Common Pheasant (aka Ring-necked Pheasant) is found in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. It also makes an appearance on the 2013 coin, but in a less dramatic pose than seen here.
I originally thought these were "fantasy" coins, created by Armenia as a political move to help gain recognition for the NKR (which later became the Republic of Artsakh). However, it seems that the Artsakh dram is offiical legal tender within the republic, although, the people mainly use the Armenian dram.
- Diameter: 21.8 mm
- Composition: Aluminum
- CAT#: KM8