The African lion is one of the fiercest creatures on planet Earth. Prowling the open savannas of Africa for thousands of years, these massive and powerful cats are symbolic of Africa’s vast, untamed spaces. These impressive beasts are captured perfectly on the 2015 1 oz Silver Burundi African Lion Coin, available now in near-perfect condition from Silver.com.
- Total mintage limited to just 50,000 coins!
- Consists of one ounce of .999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of 5000 Francs (Burundi) backed by the Republic of Burundi.
- Graded Mint State 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Ships in an NGC plastic slab for protection.
- First year of production!
2015 1 oz Silver Burundi African Lion coins are the first in new series of sovereign coins for the nation of Burundi. The program calls for a new design feature on the obverse side of the coin each year, which means these coins have high collector’s value as the design sets are limited to one production year.
On the obverse side of each coin, two adult lions are visible resting among the grasses of the savanna. The male’s furry mane is intricately detailed, as is the shorter coat on the female. In the background, a tall tree rises up toward the sky. A text box above the lions contains the engraving “African Lion 2015.”
The reverse side of each coin features a variation on the Seal of the Republic of Burundi. In the image, a front-facing male lion is featured with a banner below that reads “Unite~Travail~Progres.” The official motto of Burundi, the saying translates from French to English as “Unity, Work, Progress.”
Each of the coins in this product listing is available with an MS69 grade from the NGC. Near-perfect coins feature their full, original luster, and no more than two minor detracting flaws. These blemishes exist outside the primary focal areas of the coin, and often require magnification to see.
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