The Scottsdale Mint is one of only a few private American mints with a rapidly expanding portfolio of silver coins for sale. The mint began its connections with foreign governments producing silver bullion coins for African nations, and now serves others such as Fiji, Barbados, and the Cayman Islands. The 2017 1 oz Colorized Proof Silver Congo Silverback Gorilla Coin is now available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you sealed in a protective capsule with themed shipper and COA.
- Third year of availability for the Silver Congo Silverback Gorilla coin!
- Mintage limited to 2,500 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of 5,000 Francs (CFA) by the Republic of Congo.
- Obverse includes the colorized image of the 2017 Silverback Gorilla design.
- Reverse depicts the coat of arms for the Republic of Congo.
Silver Congo Silverback Gorilla coins debuted in 2015 from Scottsdale Mint. The coins are typically offered only in the 1 oz silver weight with a bullion and proof-like coining of the increasingly popular design. Another facet of the series is the changing designs of the gorilla on the obverse.
For 2017, the Scottsdale Mint is bringing more changes to the program. Along with a new design for the 2017 Silverback Gorilla, Scottsdale Mint has offered a 1 Kilo coin for the first time and these Colorized Proof Silver Congo Silverback Gorilla Coins. The proof coining combines frosted, matte design elements and mirrored fields for impressive contrast.
The obverse of all 2017 1 oz Colorized Proof Silver Congo Silverback Gorilla Coins includes the image of a male silverback gorilla letting out its powerful roar. On this particular coin, the image of the gorilla is captured with a layer of colorization added to bring the world’s largest primate to life with real-world colors.
On the reverse of all Silverback Gorilla Coins from Scottsdale Mint you’ll find the coat of arms for the Republic of Congo. This image includes a lion on the national shield, with large elephant heads on either side supporting the shield. “Unite, Travail, Progres” is the national motto and features below the shield. The nation of issue and face value of the coin are also featured on this side.
Scottsdale Mint is a private minting facility located in the US state of Arizona. The mint has produced a variety of silver bullion coin series in recent years, expanding upon its original African nation coins to include Barbados and the Cayman Islands.
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