The popular follow up to the Big Five Series from the Pobjoy Mint, the Big Cats Series focuses on images of the largest predatory cats living in the world today. The third release in the five-coin series is available now with the image of a black panther on the reverse of the coins. Now, 2020 2 oz Republic of Sierra Leone Big Cats Panther Silver Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Coin arrives in a clear acrylic box and features a Certificate of Authenticity inside of the shipping sleeve!
- 3rd issue of the Big Cats Series at the Pobjoy Mint!
- Limited mintage of only 500 coins!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of $20 by the Republic of Sierra Leone.
- On the obverse is the coat of arms for the nation.
- The reverse features the left-profile image of a black panther.
- High-relief strike.
The term panther is a generic one that applies to a number of big cats living in the wild today. Oddly enough, the term panther is derived from Panthera, the genus that includes many of the large living predatory cats today. The genus itself includes the lion, tiger, jaguar, and leopard. Strangely enough, the panther itself is not recognized as a species within the genus, but rather, is a term used to refer to leopards and jaguars with a particular melanistic color variation.
A black panther describes a leopard if living in Asia or Africa, or jaguar if found in the Americas, that has dark black melanin to its coat. Some black panthers have a full, dark black coat of fur, while others have the spotting of leopards visible from closer up.
On the obverse of 2020 2 oz Republic of Sierra Leone Big Cats Panther Silver Coins is the coat of arms for the Republic of Sierra Leone. The complex coat of arms for the nation includes a shield with a single lion in a passant pose. The shield has three torches above with mountains symbolizing the Lion Mountains of Sierra Leone. The shield is flanked by palm trees and supported by lions in a rampant pose.
The reverse side of the 2020 2 oz Republic of Sierra Leone Big Cats Panther Silver Coins is the image of a black panther’s head. The beast is captured in left-profile relief with inscriptions of the series name in the upper-left rocker and the animal represented in the lower-right rocker of the coin.
These 2020 2 oz Republic of Sierra Leone Big Cats Panther Silver Coins are struck in high relief, creating visual depth for the design elements. The coins have a notched border design and are presented inside of clear acrylic boxes for easy display. The coin and its box ship inside of a themed sleeve with a Certificate of Authenticity.
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