The Silver Congo African Lion Coin is one of the newest silver bullion coins available to investors and collectors. Introduced in 2015, this annual series depicts the “King of the Jungle” in its natural habitat on the African savannas. Right now, the 2016 10 oz Silver Congo African Lion Coin is available on Silver.com with a BU grade.
- Arrives in a protective plastic capsule with certificate of authenticity.
- Total mintage capped at just 1,500 coins for 2016.
- First ever release of the 10 oz Silver Congo African Lion.
- Consists of Ten Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of 50,000 Francs backed by the Republic of Congo.
- Reverse features the coat of arms for Congo.
- Obverse includes the enhanced African Lion design.
- Available as a Brilliant Uncirculated specimen.
All 2016 10 oz Silver Congo African Lion coins in this product listing are BU graded coins. Brilliant Uncirculated specimens exhibit no signs of wear and tear, but may feature minor blemishes such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the coining process.
Silver Congo African Lion coins are taking a huge step forward in 2016. When the coins’ debuted in 2015, there was only a 1 oz bullion and proof version of the coin, with an additional gilded version. For this year, the Silver Congo African Lion includes a 5 oz, 10 oz, and 1 Kilogram version of the coin.
The obverse of the 2016 10 oz Silver Congo African Lion coin features an expanded and enhanced depiction of the African Lion. While the heart of the design remains focused on a male and female pairing of lions, you’ll notice a third lion in the design with enhanced images of the mountain in the background.
On the reverse side of the coin is the coat of arms for the Republic of Congo. Included along with the national crest are engravings that read “Republique du Congo,” and feature the year of issue, weight, purity, and metal content of the coin, along with its face value in Francs.
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