One of the most overlooked coins from the African continent at this moment is the Congo Silver African Lion. A continuation of the 2015 African Lion design released for Burundi, this popular coin is back with a new design and a new nation of issue in 2016. Right now, the 2016 1 oz Congo Silver African Lion coin is available from JM Bullion with a near-perfect grade from the NGC.
- 2nd release in the African Lion Silver Series!
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of 5,000 Francs and is legal tender in Congo.
- Issued a grade of Mint State 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Bears the latest African Lion design.
- Struck at the Sunshine Mint in the United States
Each of the 2016 1 oz Congo Silver African Lion coins in this product listing from JM Bullion earned a grade of MS69 from the NGC. Coins of this type are considered near perfect, and exhibit full mint luster. You will also notice a maximum of two minor detracting flaws, but these blemishes are found outside the primary focal areas of the coin
Sunshine Minting has contracted with the government of the Republic of Congo to strike the new African Lion Silver coins for 2016, featuring a different design compared to the 2015 design used when the coins were issued on behalf of Burundi. Just 50,000 coins were struck in total for 2016.
On the obverse face of the coin you’ll find the image of a male leader of the pride, and one of the female hunters from the group. The two lions appear to be stalking their prey, and the phrase “African Lion” is engraved along the upper-left edge of the design field.
The reverse face of the coin features the coat of arms for the Republic of Congo, along with the engravings of “Republique du Congo” above the design field and the coin’s face value, year of issue, weight, purity, and metal content below.
Sunshine Minting is a private entity that was founded in the state of Idaho. With headquarters in Couer d’Alene, the company has manufacturing facilities in its home state, neighboring Nevada, and Shanghai, China.
Please direct any questions to a JM Bullion associate at 800-276-6508, connect with us online using our live chat, or email us directly. If you are interested in purchasing similar products, check out our full selection of Congo Silver Coins.