The 2016 release of the Congo Silver African Lion coin series marked the second consecutive year the coins were produced for the Republic of Congo. Originally available in just a 1 oz weight, the program has expanded in 2016 with three coins above 1 oz in weight with extremely limited mintages. Today, JM Bullion offers the 2016 5 oz Congo Silver African Lion Coin for purchase in BU condition.
- Ships in a plastic capsule to protect the coin’s condition.
- Maximum mintage set at 1,000 coins for global distribution.
- 1st release of the 5 oz Congo Silver African Lion!
- Contains 5 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Comes with Certificate of Authenticity.
- Face value of 25,000 Francs is fully supported by the Republic of Congo.
- Obverse features an enhanced version of the 2016 Lion design.
- Reverse bears the official crest of the Republic of Congo.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
Lions are regarded as the “King of the Jungle,” despite the fact that the vast majority of lions do not live in or near the jungles. The second largest member of the cat family, behind the tiger, the term African lion is broadly applied to all of the various subspecies of lions found throughout the African continent.
Congo Silver African Lion Coins debuted in 2015 with 1 oz weights only, though coins were struck in proof and gilded versions, as well. This is the first year the program’s weight offerings have expanded. In addition to this 2016 5 oz Congo Silver African Lion coin, there are also 10 oz and 1 Kilo silver coins available.
On the obverse face of the 2016 5 oz Congo Silver African Lion coin is the primary imagery used on this year’s issue of the 1 oz coin, as well. However, with a larger surface to work with the imagery has been enhanced and expanded to include a second female lion prowling the savannas along with the male and female pairing.
The reverse of the Congo Silver African Lion coin features the national coat of arms for the Republic of Congo. On that crest you’ll note a lion as the primary design, while two elephant heads are featured on either side of the crest. The nation’s full name is engraved above, and the coin’s 25,000 Francs face value is also included on this face.
These 2016 5 oz Congo Silver African Lion coins are in BU condition. Brilliant Uncirculated coins show no signs of wear and tear, though they do feature minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, contact marks from striking, or spotted surfaces.
Please feel free to reach out to JM Bullion with any questions you might have about the Congo Silver African Lion coins. You can contact us on the phone at 800-276-6508, connect with us online using our live web chat feature, or send us an email. To see similar items, check out our full collection of Silver Congo Coins.