The latest coin from the Rwanda Wildlife Series is now available, and features a brand-new image in keeping with the motif of the series. Made popular by a reality TV show in the United States, the meerkat now appears as the primary design feature on the latest coin in the Rwandan Wildlife Series. Right now, the 2016 1 oz Proof Silver Rwandan Meerkat Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective capsule with Certificate of Authenticity.
- Ninth coin in the Rwandan Wildlife Series!
- Mintage limited to 1,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in proof.
- Bears a face value of 50 Francs (RWF) backed by the government of Rwanda.
- Obverse features the image of the African continent and lovable Meerkats.
- Reverse includes the coat of arms for Rwanda.
Rwandan Wildlife Series coins debuted in 2008 with the mountain gorilla, one of the most majestic creatures on the continent, as the design representative. In the subsequent years, different animal species have featured on the obverse face of the coin. The 2008 Gorilla coins remain the hardest to find, as mintage was an extremely low 5,000 in that first year.
The government of Rwanda teamed up with the BH Mayer Mint of Germany in 2008 to produce an annual silver bullion coin program representative of the nation, as well as the continent of Africa as a whole. Like many other popular bullion coin programs around the world, wildlife was viewed as an inspiration for the design of coins in this series.
Each 2016 1 oz Proof Silver Rwandan Meerkat Coin in this listing is available to you inside of a protective plastic capsule to ensure the proof condition of the coin remains unblemished, and it even includes a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
In the lower left field of the 2016 1 oz Proof Silver Rwandan Meerkat Coin is the image that sets each release, including this one, apart in the series. While all coins share the common African continent image, the lower-left field has the image of a family of alert meerkats. This section of the obverse side changes each year to represent each new animal.
On the reverse of all Silver Rwandan Meerkat Coins you’ll find the coat of arms for the nation of Rwanda in the center of the design field. Included on this face are engravings of the Central Bank of Rwanda and the face value of the coin, with all engravings in a local dialect of African tribes. This version of the national seal was adopted in 2001.
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