The Congo Silverback Gorilla program is a fast growing coin series from the private refinery at Scottsdale Mint in Arizona. The mint has a growing portfolio of silver coins for foreign reserve banks, and the Republic of Congo’s Silverback Gorilla program was one of the most and remains one of the most popular. The 2017 1 oz Colorized Proof Congo Silver Silverback Gorilla Coin is now available to you for purchase from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in an individually sealed capsule with themed shipper and Certificate of Authenticity.
- 3rd year of issue for the Silverback Gorilla coin!
- Limited mintage of only 2,500 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of 5,000 Francs (CFA) by the Republic of Congo.
- Obverse includes a colorized image of the Silverback Gorilla.
- Reverse bears the Republic of Congo’s coat of arms.
2017 1 oz Colorized Proof Congo Silver Silverback Gorilla coins deliver intense beauty on a silver coin series. The image of the Silverback Gorilla on this year’s issue of the proof coin comes with a colorized depiction of the animal itself, bringing its fearsome roar to life with real-world colorization.
Each Colorized Proof Congo Silver Silverback Gorilla Coin in this listing is available in proof condition. The coin’s design features and background fields have contrasting finishes, creating beautiful contrast. These finishes include frosted, matte finishes and deeply-mirrored layers to add visual brilliance to the design.
On the obverse of the 2017 1 oz Colorized Proof Congo Silver Silverback Gorilla coin you’ll find the image of a gorilla. The gorilla species is split between western gorillas and eastern gorillas, with either four or five subspecies depending on the opinion of different scientists. Both species are considered critically endangered. Engravings on this face include the weight, purity, and metal content of the coin.
The reverse of all Congo Silver Silverback Gorilla Coins features the coat of arms for the Republic of Congo. The coat of arms features a heraldic shield bearing a heraldic lion on its surface, which is supported on either side by massive elephant heads. The national motto of “Unite, Travail, Progres.” The face value and nation of issue are also featured on this face.
Scottsdale Mint is one of America’s finest private minting facilities. Located in Arizona, the Scottsdale Mint follows environmentally responsible production methods and features a growing number of foreign silver bullion coin programs from the African continent to the islands of the Caribbean Sea.
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