The Mandrill is one of two members of its subspecies within the Old World monkey family. The broader family consists of 138 distinct species of monkeys across 24 genera. Once considered a close relative of the baboon, the Mandrill is the largest monkey alive today. The Mandrill and its cousin, the drill, make up the entirety of its close family. Now, 2020 1 oz Colorized Silver Cameroon Mandrill Coins are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you in protective capsules and presentation displays with a Certificate of Authenticity available!
- First year of release for the Silver Cameroon Mandrill Coins!
- Mintage limited to 1,500 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of 500 Francs (CFA) by Cameroon.
- The obverse side of the coin has a depiction of a Mandrill’s face.
- On the reverse field of the coin is the national coat of arms for the Republic of Cameroon.
- Colorized elements on the obverse.
- Proof visuals.
The Mandrill is the largest monkey in the world today and inhabits tropical rainforests along the central Atlantic coast of the African continent. While it is known to live in the Republic of Cameroon, it can also be found in the wild in four of the neighboring nations around the region as well.
Mandrill males are some of the most distinctive wild animals in the world and known to be perhaps the only mammal with the kind of colorization found on the snout. A male Mandrill has a snout with colors of blue and red that develop as it ages. It is believed the male Mandrill’s snout colors result from light diffraction in the collagen fibers of its face.
The obverse side of 2020 1 oz Colorized Silver Cameroon Mandrill Coins includes a depiction of the face of a Mandrill. While there is no major distinction in the shape of a female and male Mandrill’s face, the colorization applied to this face of the proof coins easily identifies the animal as a male. The layer of colorization is applied only to the snout with red and blue colors. The word “Mandrill” on this side comes with the same beautiful blue pigment colorization.
On the reverse field of the 2020 Colorized Silver Cameroon Mandrills is an image of the Cameroonian coat of arms. The national seal features a shield backed by axes in the background with three distinctive fields on the shield. The central field has an outline of Cameroon behind the scales of justice with a single star overhead.
Your 2020 1 oz Colorized Silver Cameroon Mandrill Coin is available to purchase with a protective plastic capsule inside a presentation display and features a Certificate of Authenticity from the mint. The 1 oz silver coins are proof specimens with frosted designs and mirrored elements.
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