Among the fastest growing programs of silver coins for sale online is the Congo Silverback Gorilla. Issued for the first time in 2015, now the coin series enters its third year of issue with a new option available to attract even more investors. Originally offered in just 1 oz silver bullion and proof-like finishes, today you can get the 2017 1 Kilo Congo Silver Silverback Gorilla Coin online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in an individual airtight plastic capsule.
- 3rd year of issue for the Congo Silverback Gorilla!
- Limited mintage of only 5,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Kilo (32.15 Troy oz) of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Face value of 10,000 Francs (CFA) is fully backed by the Republic of Congo.
- Obverse includes the imposing image of a massive gorilla.
- Reverse features the coat of arms for the Republic of Congo.
The 2017 1 Kilo Congo Silver Silverback Gorilla coin is unique beyond its low mintage of just 5,000 coins. In this third year of issue for the silver coin series, the Scottsdale Mint has introduced a 1 Kilo coin for the very first time.
Each 2017 1 Kilo Congo Silver Silverback Gorilla Coin in this listing from JM Bullion is available in BU condition. Coins in this condition show no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws. These flaws include potential breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks stemming from the production process.
Gorillas are the largest living primates and were once largely unknown to the world as recently as 100 years ago. Gorillas are divided into two species and as many as five subspecies. Both species of gorilla are considered critically endangered animals, and even their remote homes in the mountains of Central Africa aren’t enough to protect them from poachers at times.
The obverse of the 2017 1 Kilo Congo Silver Silverback Gorilla Coin includes the newest design in the series for 2017. This imposing figure of the beast depicts a male silverback with its massive, powerful jaws open as it lets out a roar. Silverback gorillas are the alpha males of the family troop, and earn their name from the stripe of silver fur down their backs.
On the reverse of all Congo Silverback Gorilla coins you’ll find the image of the Republic of Congo’s coat of arms. The seal features a shield with a heraldic lion upon the fact and two elephants flanking the shield. Engravings on this face include the national motto and the name of the nation, both in French.
The Scottsdale Mint is a private American minting facility in Arizona. The mint has a growing portfolio of foreign reserve bank bullion coin programs, with the Congo Silverback Gorilla one of its most important.
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