The Rwandan Wildlife Series is one of those which has flown under the radar in recent years for some investors and collectors. Largely overshadowed by the African Wildlife Series anchored by the Somalian Elephant, the Rwandan Wildlife Series chronicles all of the animals from the African continent in an exciting coin series. The 2017 1 oz Proof Rwandan Hippo Silver Coin is available now from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic capsule.
- Limited mintage of only 1,000 coins!
- 10th release in the Rwandan Wildlife Series!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in proof.
- Issued a face value of 50 Francs (RWF) by the Rwandan government.
- Obverse includes the African continental design and family of Hippos.
- Reverse bears the national shield of Rwanda.
The Rwanda Wildlife Series of silver coins celebrate the beauty of the animal kingdom. This particular series focuses on the native species of the African continent. The name of the series is slightly misleading as not all of these animals are native to Rwanda. Instead, each of the creatures featured in the Rwanda Wildlife Series is native to the African continent as a whole, with some of them residing within the borders of Rwanda.
For this 10th release, the BH Mayer Mint continues the use of a common design element on the obverse while changing the images in the lower-left design field. Each coin includes a continental outline of Africa, which is limited to geographical features rather than political boundaries.
On the obverse of the 2017 1 oz Proof Rwandan Hippo Silver Coin is that common design element in the center, with a family of three hippos in the lower-left field of the design. Engravings on this face include the term “African Ounce,” along with the coin’s year of issue, weight, purity, and metal content.
The reverse of all Rwandan Hippo Proofs includes the coat of arms for Rwanda. Rather than indicating a nation of issue, above the shield you’ll find an engraving that indicates these coins are backed by the Central Bank of Rwanda. All coins in this series feature engravings on the reverse in a local tribal dialect used in Rwanda for centuries.
All 2017 1 oz Proof Rwandan Hippo Silver Coins are struck in Germany. BH Mayer Mint, known also as just Mayer Mint GmbH Germany, was founded in 1871, making it one of the younger mints operating in the European powerhouse. Unlike the sovereign mints of Germany, Mayer Mint is a family-owned operation that has been controlled by five generations of the same family since its inception.
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