The Silverback Gorilla is one of the most powerful and majestic creatures in the wild, and its imposing figure is the prominent design facet of the Congo Silverback Gorilla series of coins from the Scottsdale Mint. Commissioned by the Republic of Congo, the coins are available for a third year now. Today, 2017 1 Kilo Silver Congo Silverback Gorilla Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you sealed inside of individual airtight capsules.
- Third year of issue for the Silverback Gorillas, and first-ever 1 Kilo coin!
- Mintage limited to 5,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Kilogram, or 32.15 Troy ounces, of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Face value of 10,000 Francs (CFA) is fully backed by Congo’s government.
- Obverse features the figure of a Silverback Gorilla.
- Reverse includes the coat of arms for Republic of Congo.
Silverback gorillas were once a mysterious creature not actually believed to exist, but instead considered a myth of the local tribes in Central Africa. It wasn’t until the 1850s that Europeans found full skeletons to establish the creature’s identity, with further scientific studies not even conducted on the creatures until the 1920s.
Gorillas are split into two distinct species of western and eastern gorillas, with the western gorillas slightly smaller in overall size compared to their eastern counterparts. The gorilla species as a whole is widely recognized as the largest living primate species.
All 2017 1 Kilo Silver Congo Silverback Gorilla Coins in this listing are in BU condition. Coins in BU condition have no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws ranging from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks. These minor flaws are a result of the production process at the mint.
The obverse of the Silverback Gorilla Series always includes the image of one of the gorillas. Silverbacks are the elder males in a gorilla family network, which is referred to as a troop. The silverback is the guardian male who often decides where the family will forage and sleep, as well as where to move.
On the reverse of the 2017 1 Kilo Silver Congo Silverback Gorilla Coin you’ll find the coat of arms for the Republic of Congo. This image includes a heraldic lion on a shield, flanked on either side by the head of an elephant with the nation of issue and national motto included in the overall design field.
The Scottsdale Mint issues these 2017 1 Kilo Silver Congo Silverback Gorilla coins for the first time ever in this weight. The mint is a private facility located in Arizona, and has an increasingly popular portfolio of foreign silver bullion coins issued in conjunction with other governments.
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