One of the more impressive foreign bullion coin programs in existence right now is the Congo Silver Silverback Gorilla from Scottsdale Mint. First issued in 2015, these coins have a new obverse design that depicts the Silverback Gorilla in a different pose. The coins have proof-like production features and are issued for the Republic of the Congo. Right now, the 2017 1 oz Congo Silver Silverback Gorilla Coin is available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of a protective capsule or sealed sheets of five coins.
- 3rd release in the Silverback Gorilla Series!
- Limited mintage of only 75,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of 5,000 Francs (CFA) backed by the Republic of the Congo.
- Obverse includes the latest Gorilla design in the series.
- Reverse features the coat of arms for the nation.
Each of the 2017 1 oz Congo Silver Silverback Gorilla Coins available to you here today is shipped inside of protective plastic capsules when purchased individually. Typically, multiples of five are offered by Scottsdale Mint inside of sealed sheets. All of the coins have a proof-like appearance, with mirror-like finishes visible.
The Silverback Gorilla Series from Scottsdale Mint has been available since 2015 with low mintage figures, proof-like production, and a new design on the obverse. While the coins are labeled Silverback Gorilla, that is not a term used to refer to the species. Gorillas exist in two distinct species: Western Lowland and Eastern Lowland.
Gorillas live in social groups known as troops, which typically consist of just one male, multiple females, and the resulting offspring. The lead male in a troop is known as the silverback only when he has reached the age of 12. When gorilla troops clash, silverback males typically fight to the death for dominance.
On the obverse of the 2017 1 oz Congo Silver Silverback Gorilla Coin you’ll find the all-new design for this year’s release. It depicts a massive silverback with his powerful jaw open and his muscular frame visible from the chest up. He is depicted letting out a fierce roar, likely a sign of aggression and dominance toward another silverback.
The reverse of all Congo Silver Silverback Gorilla Coins includes the coat of arms for the Republic of the Congo. Located in Central Africa, the Republic of the Congo is home to the vast majority of the population of Western Lowland gorillas, which inhabit the dense forests, lowland swamps, and marshes of the region.
If you have any questions about buying silver or this coin series, please don’t hesitate to ask. JM Bullion customer service is available at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat service, or via our email address.