The latest coin from the Rwanda Wildlife Series is now available from JM Bullion, and features a brand-new image in keeping with the motif of the series. Made popular by a reality TV show in the United States, the meerkat now appears as the primary design feature on the latest coin in the Rwandan Wildlife Series. The 2016 1 oz Rwandan Meerkat Silver Coin is available for purchase now through JM Bullion.
- 9th coin in the Rwandan Wildlife Series.
- Coins ship to you in individual plastic wrap, or sheets containing multiples of 10.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of 50 Francs is considered legal tender in Rwanda.
- Bears the all-new image of a Meerkat family.
Meerkats are small creatures that inhabit the desert regions of southern Africa, across the nations of Botswana, Namibia, Angola, and South Africa. The meerkat is part of the mongoose family, and lives in clans or families of 20 animals on average, with some including as many as 50 in one family.
The Rwandan Wildlife Series was first introduced in 2008 to celebrate the various native species of the African continent. The program launched with a celebration of the continent’s largest mammal, the elephant, and now turns its attention to one of the continent’s smallest inhabitants.
On the obverse side of the coin you’ll find some of the common design motifs of the series, along with the latest animal design. An outline of the continent of Africa dominates the right face, while a meerkat family is featured in the lower left. Engravings around the outside rim include “African Ounce” and “1 oz Fine Silver 999 2016.”
The reverse side of the coin bears the official seal of the nation of Rwanda, with all engravings on this face inscribed in a native tribal tongue spoken in the region for centuries. The face value of 50 Francs is supported by the Central Bank of Rwanda.
All Rwandan Wildlife Series coins are struck in Germany by the BH Mayer mint facility of Kunstprageanstalt Gmbh in Munich, in the state of Bavaria. These coins are often struck in relatively low mintages, so there’s no time to waste if you want to add this coin to your collection.
For those with questions about the 2016 1 oz Rwandan Meerkat Silver Coin, we encourage you to contact a JM Bullion associate at 800-276-6508. We’re also available online using our live chat and email services.