There are few birds quite like the Shoebill Stork. These intimidating creatures are found in swampy regions of east Africa where they prey on everything from lizards to eels to crocodiles. With an impressive height of up to five feet and a length of about four feet, this a bird you definitely do not want to mess with. Now, 2021 1 oz Silver Congo Shoebill Stork Coins are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you in individual flips or tubes of 20!
- Brand-new coin from Scottsdale Mint!
- Mintage limited to 50,000 silver coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of 1000 Francs from the DRC government.
- The obverse shows the Congo national coat of arms.
- On the reverse side is a Shoebill Stork.
All 2021 1 oz Congo Shoebill Stork Coins are delivered either inside individual flips or tubes of 20 coins. These coins have been produced by the esteemed Scottsdale Mint, where they have been struck in .999 fine silver. Upon delivery, you will receive a coin in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, meaning it will have little to no flaws.
Shoebill Storks get their name because their bills are shaped like shoes. If you call these birds scary you will receive very little argument. Not only do they make a sound like a machine gun and possess eerie yellow eyes, but they can grow up to four feet long and five feet tall. Some even say they look more like dinosaurs than birds. Luckily, they reside mainly in swamplands, so your chances of encountering one in real life are quite slim.
The Republic of the Congo coat of arms is shown on the obverse side of 2021 Silver Congo Shoebill Stork Coins. This national emblem depicts the face of a leopard surrounded by an elephant tusk and a spear. The words Justice, Paix, and Travail are shown beneath. You will also find the country of origin, year, and denomination on the obverse field.
A Shoebill Stork is featured on the reverse of 2021 1 oz Silver Shoebill Stork Coins. This bird looks quite fearsome as it stares directly at you with dangerous-looking eyes. This close-up image also highlights the shoe-shaped bill that gives these birds their name. Reverse inscriptions include the year, weight, and purity of the coin.
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