Coins celebrating the creatures of the African continent are gaining popularity around the globe today. While the Silver Somalian Elephant is a well-known product, it now has competition in the form of the Silver Rwandan Buffalo coin. Introduced four years after its counterpart, the Rwandan African Buffalo coin follows similar tenets of bullion coin design by alternating the reverse design each year. Right now, Silver.com offers the 2015 1 oz Silver Rwandan African Buffalo coin for purchase.
- Each coin packaged in sealed plastic. Lots of 10 come in original mint sheets.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of 50 Francs is considered legal tender in Rwanda.
- Design feature of the African Buffalo is unique to this 2015 coin.
A number of German mints produce bullion and proof coins for nations around the globe, but the BH Mayer Mint is not one of the more well-known facilities. The mint launched the African Buffalo coin as part of the Rwandan Wildlife Series in 2008. The coins feature a new design on the reverse face each year, similar to other popular bullion programs.
The reverse face of the 2015 1 oz Silver Rwandan African Buffalo coin features a female African buffalo and its calf. In the background you’ll notice an outline of the African content, with a rough, matte finish on the surface. Engravings on this side identify the coin series, the year of issue, and the coin’s weight, metal content, and purity.
ON the obverse is the coat of arms for Rwanda. The nation’s official seal was redesigned by the government in 2001, and features the national motto in a popular local tongue. The phrase “Ubumwe-Umurimo-Igihugu” comes from the local Kinyarwanda tongue, and translates to English as “Unity, Work, Patriotism.” Additional engravings in Kinyarwanda on this side identify the Bank of Rwanda as the issuer of the coins and cement the coin’s status as legal tender.
These coins are produced annually for the government of Rwanda by BH Mayer Mint, also known as Mayer Mint GMBH. The facility is one of the finest in Germany and serves as a national mint. It also happens to be one of Germany’s youngest mints, despite opening for business in 1871.
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