Africa is home to many of the largest land mammals known to mankind today, and one of these massive beasts is not nearly as docile as it seems. The hippopotamus seems like a gentle giant, but when threatened can cause serious harm and even death to human beings. Right now, the 2017 1 oz Rwandan Hippo Silver Coin is available from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in an individual plastic flip or sealed sheet of 10 coins.
- 10th release of the Rwandan Wildlife Series.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of 50 Rwandan Francs (RWF) backed by the central bank of Rwanda.
- Obverse features the common Rwandan Wildlife Series design and Hippo image.
- Reverse includes the Rwandan coat of arms.
The Rwandan Wildlife Series is a collection of bullion and proof silver coins that feature common obverse and reverse designs, with one alteration to the obverse design field each year. There is a new native species to the African continent featured on the obverse each year in the lower-left field of the coin.
For the 2017 1 oz Rwandan Hippo Silver Coin, the hippopotamus takes center stage in the design. Hippos are the third-largest land mammals in the world and the heaviest in their species, with males weighing upwards of 3,300 lbs when fully grown.
On the obverse of the 2017 1 oz Rwandan Hippo Silver Coin you’ll find the common design of the African continent with geographical features included. In the lower-left field you’ll notice a mother hippo and its calf.
The reverse of all Rwandan Wildlife Series coins includes the coat of arms for the nation of Rwanda, along with engravings of the nation of issue, central bank, face value, and the national motto.
Each of these 2017 1 oz Rwandan Hippo Silver Coins is in BU condition. Coins in this condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws ranging from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks from the coining process.
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. The mint prides itself on producing coins and other products with the highest quality and finest designs.
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