The silver coins for sale in the Congo Silverback Gorillas collection are available on behalf of the Republic of Congo and are produced by Scottsdale Mint in the United States. One of the staples of the program is the use of new images of the silverback gorilla on the obverse, representative of the alpha male in a gorilla family troop. Right now, 2020 1 oz Silver Congo Silverback Gorillas are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of an individual plastic capsule or a skinboard of five coins!
- Sixth year of issue in the Silver Congo Silverback Gorillas!
- Mintage limited to 75,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of 5,000 Francs (CFA) backed by the government of Congo.
- A fearsome gorilla is shown on the obverse of the coin.
- The national coat of arms is depicted on the reverse of the coin.
- Proof-like specimens.
Each of the 2020 1 oz Silver Congo Silverback Gorillas in this product listing comes with proof-like visuals. These visuals lend slight frosting to the design elements and mirrored reliefs to the background field. Individual coins in this listing at Silver.com come with a protective capsule while multiples are housed inside of sealed skinboards of five coins.
Gorillas were first discovered by explorers from outside the African continent around 500 BC. The Carthaginian explorer Hanno the Navigator was exploring the west coast of Africa near what is now Sierra Leone. It is unknown, however, if Hanno encountered gorillas, another species of ape, or even local tribes with hairy bodies.
A ferocious gorilla is depicted on the obverse of the 2020 1 oz Silver Congo Silverback Gorillas. The coins offer up a sixth new design in the series with the silverback opening its mouth to unleash an imposing roar. The silverback is the alpha male of the family troop and is responsible for protecting the family. The silverback is not a species of gorilla, but instead, is a term that refers to the elder, alpha male of the troop. A powerful roar is one of many ways in which the alpha male deters invaders to protect the group.
The national coat of arms for the Republic of Congo is depicted on the reverse side of 2020 Silver Congo Silverback Gorillas. The national seal includes African elephants supporting the shield from either side, with a lion in a rampant pose holding a torch on the surface of the shield.
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