From 2019 to 2021, the South African Mint issued a collection of 1 oz silver coins honoring the infamous Big Five from the African continent. The term Big Five has long been used to refer to the largest and deadliest animal species from the African continent. After the success of the series, the South African Mint is back with new designs for each species featured in the original collection. Today, 2022 1 oz Silver South African Big Five Series II Lion Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside capsule blistercards with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Second issue of the Silver Big Five Series II!
- Mintage limited to 15,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- The face value of Five Rand (R5) is fully backed by the South African government.
- On the obverse is a powerful male lion and the coat of arms of South Africa.
- The reverse features the faces of two lions.
The animals featured in the Big Five Series reflect the vaunted animal species from the African continent. The first animal featured in the series is the largest living land mammal in the world, the African bush elephant. The African lion comes second in the series and is one of the two largest living wild cat species. This will be followed by the leopard, buffalo, and rhino in the Series II release.
All of the 2022 1 oz Silver South African Big Five Series II Lion Coins are available to you inside capsule blistercards. These trifold cards have a plastic capsule space at the center that holds the coin. The trifold card has a wealth of information regarding the Big Five Series II collection and the African lion design release.
On the obverse of 2022 Silver South African Big Five Series II Lion Coins is an image of the male African lion. Instantly recognizable with its massive mane of fur around the neck, the male lion lives in a family group known as a pride and the alpha male is typically the lone male in the pride. Other males are either young cubs or lone bachelors who could not find their own pride. The national coat of arms also features on this side of the coins.
The reverse side of the 2022 1 oz Silver Big Five Series II Lion Coins comes with the same depiction used in the original Big Five Series. Here, the faces of two male lions have come so close together in front-facing relief that the two manes appear as one.
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