The silver coins for sale in the World’s Wildlife Series debuted in 2019 with the Giraffe release, a debut that included silver BU coins, gilded coins with 24-karat gold applications, and colorized silver coins. In 2020, the series moves to its second design and goes under the waves to look at the massive Antarctic blue whale. Now, 2020 1 oz Colorized Silver Congo Whales are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you in individual plastic capsules!
- Second available coin in the Silver World’s Wildlife collection!
- Mintage limited to 5,000 colorized coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of 20 Francs by the Democratic Republic of Congo.
- The obverse field features the coat of arms for Congo.
- On the reverse is a massive blue whale breaching the ocean.
- Impressive colorization in the reverse design elements.
In the not-too-distant past, the Antarctic blue whale had an impressive population in the world’s oceans. As recently as 1926, it was estimated there were as many as 125,000 blue whales living in the world. As of 2018, it is believed that just 3,000 of these massive beasts are roaming the world’s oceans.
Any number of these beasts is impressive given the diet required to support such a massive frame. During the primary feeding season for the blue whale each year, just one whale can consume as much as 7,936 pounds of krill on a daily basis. Among the many unique features of the blue whale is its call. The call of a blue whale is the loudest of any animal on Earth and reaches upwards of 188 decibels. This makes it even louder than the 140 decibels of a jet engine!
The obverse field of 2020 1 oz Colorized Silver Congo Whales features the national coat of arms for the Democratic Republic of Congo. The national crest features a front-facing leopard’s head in the center, with a spear on the right and an elephant tusk on the left. This is framed by the national motto, with a beaded border encompassing the entire design field on this side of the coin.
On the reverse face of the 2020 Colorized Silver Congo Whale is a depiction of the massive blue whale breaching the surface of the ocean. The animal is shown leaping from the water’s grip as it moves its massive frame above the surface of the water. This field of the coins includes the colorized elements, bringing all aspects of the blue whale design to life with real-life colors.
These 2020 1 oz Colorized Silver Congo Whales are available to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Each coin is individually housed inside of a protective plastic capsule.
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