The Scottsdale Mint is the issuer of the popular Congo Silverback Gorilla Series. Available since 2015, this collection offers 1 oz silver coins with proof-like and colorized visuals. The obverse depiction of the gorilla changes with each date mark and the 2021 release offers the boldest take on the image of the gorilla yet to feature in this series. Right now, 2021 1 oz Silver Congo Silverback Gorilla Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside plastic flips, acrylic tubes of 20, or Scottsdale Mint Monster Boxes of 500 coins!
- Seventh year of availability in the Silver Congo Silverback Series!
- Mintage limited to 75,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of 500 Francs (CFA) from the government of Congo.
- The obverse features an imposing silverback gorilla in the mountains.
- On the reverse is the national coat of arms.
- Proof-like specimens.
Each 2021 1 oz Silver Congo Silverback Gorilla Coin in this listing ships individually or in bulk. Individual coins come with plastic flips. Multiples will arrive in either acrylic tubes of 20 coins or Scottsdale Mint Monster Boxes of 500 coins. The box holds a total of 25 tubes of 20 coins each. All coins are proof-like issues with hints of frosted designs and mirrored fields.
Silverback Gorillas have been the focus of this series since its 2015 launch. The term silverback applies not to a subspecies of gorilla, but rather, to a member of the family troop. Silverbacks are the elder alpha males within a troop and are so-named because of the stripe of silver fur that runs down the back of the beast.
The obverse of 2021 Silver Congo Silverback Gorilla Coins features the new image of a powerful silverback. This year’s design is a true departure from the form of this series. The silverback’s entire figure is shown in a stylized design as it stands on its hind legs resting its hands on rocks in front of it. Sturdy as a rock, the silverback blends in with its surrounding rocky outcrop in this new design.
On the reverse of 2021 1 oz Silver Silverback Gorillas is a depiction of the national coat of arms. The seal of the Republic of Congo currently in use was adopted in 1991. It features a rampant lion on a shield clutching a torch. The shield is topped by a forest crown and supported on the sides by heraldic elephants.
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