Africa is the source of some of the newest bullion coins in the precious metals industry. Following the trail blazed by the Somalian Silver Elephant Series and the Rwandan Wildlife Series, the Silver African Lion Series is back with second-annual striking of the popular coin. Right now, the 2016 Congo Silver African Lion Coin is available from JM Bullion in BU condition.
- Mintage capped at 50,000 coins in total!
- 2nd annual striking of the Silver African Lion.
- Individual coins ship in flips and lots of 20 ship in mint tubes.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of 5,000 Francs (Republic of Congo).
- Features the depiction of the African lion.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
Each of the 2016 Congo Silver African Lion coins listed through JM Bullion today is available with a Brilliant Uncirculated grade. Coins in BU condition show no signs of wear and tear on the surfaces, but may include breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the striking process.
The Silver African Lion series debuted last year as a coin issued by the nation of Burundi. That coin featured its own, unique “African Lion” branding and had a different depiction of the lion on its obverse face. This year, the coins are released and available as bullion coins issued by the Republic of Congo.
On the obverse face of the coin you’ll find the image of a male lion closely guarding a female member of the pride. The two creatures are depicted with menacing looks on their faces, and the male lion’s mane is massive, taking up much of his facial area. The lone engraving on this face reads “African Lion.”
The reverse face of the coin bears the official crest of the Republic of Congo. Engravings on this face include the coin’s year of issue, weight, purity, and metal content. The face value of the coin remains set at 5,000 Francs, with the nation’s French-language spelling “Republique du Congo” featured above the crest.
If you have any questions about these coins, please feel free to reach out to JM Bullion. Our associates are available to you on the phone at 800-276-6508. We are also conveniently available online using our live web chat feature or by submitting your questions to us in writing via email.