2019 marks the fifth issue of the Silver Congo Silverback Gorilla coin from the Scottsdale Mint. This beautiful series offers new images on the obverse each year depicting the leading member of gorilla family troops, the male silverback. Right now, 2019 1 oz Silver Congo Silverback Gorilla Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of an individual capsule or skin board with five coins!
- Fifth design release in the Silverback Gorilla Coins from Republic of Congo!
- Mintage limited to 75,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of 5,000 Francs backed by the government of the Republic of Congo.
- On the obverse is an aggressive male silverback gorilla.
- The reverse depicts the coat of arms for the Republic of Congo.
- Proof-like coin!
Each 2019 1 oz Silver Congo Silverback Gorilla Coin in this listing is a Brilliant Uncirculated specimen with proof-like visuals. This means the silver coins have hints of frosted designs and mirrored background fields. The coins are individually housed inside of protective capsules. You can also purchase the coins in skin boards of five. The skin board individually seals each coin, allowing you to separate the five individual coins without unsealing them in the process.
In this fifth design from Scottsdale Mint, the series returns to an aggressive stance for the image of the gorilla. The coin designs on the obverse have alternated between calmer images of the gorilla and aggressive ones in which the beast is roaring with its mouth open and teeth visible. The 2015 coin, for example, launched the program with an aggressive design. The 2017 design was also aggressive in nature, but bracketed by 2016 and 2018 designs with a calmer, docile gorilla.
On the obverse of the 2019 1 oz Silver Congo Silverback Gorilla Coin is the image of a male silverback letting out a frightening roar. This design focuses in on the gorilla’s upper body as he bears his teeth to let out his powerful call. The silverback is the leading male in the family troop and earns the name due to its stripe of silver fur down its back.
The reverse of 2019 Silver Congo Silverback Gorilla Coins is the design of the coat of arms for the Republic of Congo. The national shield includes a rampant lion and it is supported by an elephant on either side. Inscriptions on this side include the nation of issue and the face value of the coins.
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