Following up on the popularity of its Big Five Series in 2019, the Pobjoy Mint rings in 2020 with a series known as Big Cats. This five-coin silver collection will catalog images of five of the worlds largest wild cat species. First up is the King of the Jungle, the African lion. 2020 2 oz Republic of Sierra Leone Big Cats Lion Silver Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Coin arrives in a protective acrylic case and a themed shipper!
- 1st coin in the new Big Cats Series!
- Limited mintage of only 500 coins!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of $20 by Sierra Leone.
- On the obverse is the coat of arms for the Republic of Sierra Leone.
- The reverse includes the bust of a lion head.
- High-relief strikes!
The new Big Cats Series from the Pobjoy Mint introduces some minor changes the inscriptions and design elements of the coins when compared to the releases in the Big Five Series. Most notably, the denomination of the coins is now struck on the obverse. On the reverse side, the words Big Cats are inscribed in a raised relief while the word Lion is struck incuse, or sunken into the surface of the coin.
All of the coins to be released in the Republic of Sierra Leone Big Cats Series are high-relief strikes. A high-relief proof coin is struck several times under immense pressure to create deeper fields to enable higher relief on the resulting design elements. As with any other proof coin, these items have frosted effects and mirrored fields.
On the obverse of the 2020 2 oz Republic of Sierra Leone Big Cats Lion Silver coin, you will find the coat of arms for the Republic of Sierra Leone. This seal includes a shield with a passant lion standing on a field of azure waves, in the actual design, with three torches above. The shield is supported on both sides by lions in rampant pose.
The reverse side of 2020 2 oz Republic of Sierra Leone Big Cats Lion Silver coins bears the left-profile bust of a lions head. Despite its moniker as the King of the Jungle, the African lion is more accurately the King of the Savanna. The typical domain of lions on the African continent includes open grasslands and savannas, with few if any lions found in the continents dense forests or jungles.
These 2020 2 oz Republic of Sierra Leone Big Cats Lion coins are the first in the series. Each one is presented inside of a protective acrylic case to house the coin and a Certificate of Authenticity printed on the themed shipping sleeve.
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