The new World’s Wildlife Series of silver bullion coins is available with new reverse design elements each year featuring a different animal from around the globe. In the first release, a giant of the African savanna was depicted with the figure of a Giraffe. Available in 1 oz silver, colorized, and gilded coins, the collection proved popular with investors and collectors alike. In 2020, the series goes beneath the waves to capture the splendor and size of the Antarctic blue whale. Today, 2020 1 oz Silver Congo Whale Coins are available to you online at Silver.com with a gilded finish.
- Available to ship to you in protective plastic capsules!
- Second year of issue for the Silver World’s Wildlife Series!
- Mintage limited to 5,000 gilded coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- The face value of 20 Francs is fully backed by the Congolese government.
- National coat of arms from the Congo is found on the obverse.
- A blue whale breaches the icy Antarctic waters in the reverse design.
- 24-karat gold applied to the whale on the reverse.
To call the Antarctic blue whale just the largest mammal on Earth is probably a disservice to the species, as it holds a number of other impressive titles and statistics. For example, the heart of a blue whale is roughly the size of a small sedan, fitting for a creature that can weigh upwards of 400,000 pounds and reach 98 feet in total length.
All of these 2020 1 oz Silver Congo Whale Coins are available to you with protective plastic capsules and arrive in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Gilded coins are specimens that have a thin layer of 24-karat gold selectively applied to certain design elements. In the case of World’s Wildlife Series coins, this gold application is limited to the reverse field. You will find it on the inscriptions at the top of the design element and the bottom, as well as prominently on the body of the whale.
For the obverse design element of 2020 Silver Congo Whale Coins, the national coat of arms of the Democratic Republic of Congo is the design focus. This seal centers on the head of a leopard in front-facing relief. The head is immediately flanked by an elephant’s tusk to the left and a spear to the right. Around these elements, you will find the national motto of “Justice,” “Paix,” and “Travail” completing the frame of the seal.
A large blue whale is shown breaching the surface of the icy waters in the Antarctic on the reverse design of 2020 1 oz Silver Congo Whale Coins. This side of the coin has the only gilded application, with the body of the whale covered, as well as the inscription of “The Whale” at the top and “World’s Wildlife” at the bottom.
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