2021 17.5 Gram Proof Silver Cameroon Mercury Coins - Silver.com™
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2021 17.5 Gram Proof Silver Cameroon Mercury Coins

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Some of the best-known objects in our skies are celebrated by the Solar System coin series issued by the Republic of Cameroon and struck by the Mint of Poland. The planet Mercury, which has been at the center of major recent events in space exploration, is celebrated by the 2021 17.5 Gram Silver Proof Cameroon Mercury Coin now available in an exclusive limited mintage from Silver.com.

Coin Highlights:

  • Arrives in a dazzling astronomy-themed presentation case!
  • Issued in 2021 as part of the Solar System series!
  • Limited mintage of just 555 coins worldwide!
  • Contains 17.5 grams (just over 1/2 Troy oz) of .999 Fine Silver with gilded decorations.
  • Face value of 500 CFA (francs) backed by the Republic of Cameroon.
  • Comes with its own Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Obverse side features a magnified portrait of Mercury.
  • Reverse side features Cameroon’s coat of arms.

The 2021 Silver Proof Cameroon Mercury Coin sports intricate medallic artwork shown to its best advantage by a proof-quality finish. It contains more than half an ounce of pure silver, and with its gilded decorative touches and a magnified portrait of Mercury based on the latest surveys and high-resolution photographs is sure to be a coveted collector’s item. Silver.com ships this item in a gorgeous astronomy-themed case ready for presentation in any collection, along with a Certificate of Authenticity and fully insured against damage or loss.

Mercury is both one of the longest-known and most mysterious of the Solar system’s planets, the closest world to the sun and observed by cultures throughout history: its fast orbital period inspired the Romans to name it after Mercurius, the wing-footed messenger of the gods. However, it was only in the 21st century that detailed photography of the planet’s surface became possible, making for sensational gains in our knowledge about the smallest of the terrestrial bodies of the inner solar system.

The obverse side of this coin showcases those pioneering surveys in a digital-print portrait of Mercury under a lens that magnifies the revolutionary detail of the Mariner 10 probe’s surveys. This is set amidst a detailed star map that picks out key constellations and names over twenty major stars and galaxies. The coin’s decorative gilding includes a dozen accent points on that star map and a rim that frames the design.

The Cameroonian coat of arms is featured on the reverse side along with the inscriptions “Republique du Cameroun,” “2021” and “500 Francs CFA,” and English and French renditions of the motto “Peace,” “Work,” “Fatherland.”

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Weight 0.56000 oz

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Brand: Mint of Poland

Year: 2021

Mint Mark: Not Shown

Purity: .999

Manufacturer: Mint of Poland

Diameter:  50 mm

Condition: Proof

Face Value: 500 CFA

Issuing Country: Cameroon

Edge Design: Reeded

Mintage: 500

Packaging Type: Plastic Capsule

Weight: .5626 Troy Ounce

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