The Pobjoy Mint is out with a new silver coin series for collectors that includes 2 oz silver and high-relief strikes. The Big Cats Series is a twist on the previously issued Big Five Series from 2019 and offers images of five of the world’s largest wild cat species. Right now, 2020 2 oz Silver Republic of Sierra Leone Big Cats Lion Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of an acrylic case with a capsule and a Certificate of Authenticity!
- First coin in the new Big Cats Series!
- Mintage limited to 500 coins only!
- Consists of Two Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $20 backed by the Republic of Sierra Leone.
- The obverse includes the national coat of arms for Sierra Leone.
- On the reverse is the profile portrait of a lion.
- High-relief specimens.
Each 2020 2 oz Silver Republic of Sierra Leone Big Cats Lion Coin is available to you with both protective and presentation packaging. The coins are individually sealed inside of an acrylic case with a clear lid so you can always see the stunning design on your product. The coin and its display case are shipped to you with a themed shipper that includes a Certificate of Authenticity printed on it.
The Big Cats Series debuts with the King of the Jungle. Perhaps more accurately described as the King of the Savannas, the lion is the second-largest wild cat species in the world and inhabits arid grasslands and savannas in sub-Saharan Africa. The lion will be followed in this series from the Pobjoy Mint by the tiger, cheetah, cougar, and black panther.
The obverse face of the 2020 2 oz Silver Republic of Sierra Leone Big Cats Lion features the national coat of arms for Sierra Leone. The national symbol includes a shield with a lion in passant pose standing on a field of waves with three torches above its head. The shield is also supported by lions with one lion on either side in a rampant pose.
On the reverse side of 2020 2 oz Silver Republic of Sierra Leone Big Cats Lion coins, you will find the left-profile portrait of a male lion’s head. The lion is a deep-chested member of the cat species with short, round heads and round ears. The male lion is easily identifiable as it is the only member of the cat family with a large, thick mane around its neck and head.
The Big Cats Series coins have several distinctive features. First and foremost, these releases are high-relief strikes. A high-relief strike puts a blank under immense pressure through several strikes in the coin press. The result is a coin with a sunken field that allows for greater 3D relief in the design strike. The denomination in this series is on the obverse rather than the reverse, and the words “Big Cats” are struck in raised relief on the reverse while “Lion” is incuse struck.
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