After featuring some of the largest and most ferocious creatures from the African continent in the Rwandan Wildlife Series, Germany’s BH Mayer Mint went a different direction for the 9th release in the increasingly popular coin series. The lovable meerkat was chosen as the animal species representing the program on the all-new 2016 coin. Right now, the 2016 1 oz Rwandan Meerkat Silver Coin is available for purchase in perfect condition on JM Bullion.
- 9th coin in the Rwandan Wildlife Series!
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of 50 Francs and is legal tender in Rwanda.
- Graded Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Features the all-new meerkat design on the obverse.
As the 9th release in the Rwandan Wildlife Series, these 2016 Rwandan Meerkat Silver Coins represent the successful continuation of a program that is growing in visibility and demand. The 2008 debut coin in the program featured a design honoring the Gorilla, and had the lowest mintage of the program at around 5,000 coins.
Since that introductory year, BH Mayer Mint has boosted mintage slightly with each new coin in response to demand for these brilliantly designed coins. Each one features .999 pure silver and a new design element on the obverse face of the coin. The designs all honor native species found only on the African continent.
The 2016 1 oz Rwandan Meerkat Silver Coins in this JM Bullion product listing have perfect Mint State 70 grades from the NGC. Coins in this condition exhibit full, original mint luster and bear no detracting flaws of any kind.
On the obverse is the all-new meerkat design element, along with the common background theme of the African continent. Engravings include “African Ounce,” as well as the year of issue, weight, purity, and metal content of the coin.
The reverse bears the image of the official crest for the nation of Rwanda. All engravings on this face are in the local Kinyarwanda dialect, and include the name of the Central Bank of Rwanda, the national motto, and the coin’s face value in Francs.
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