When investors and collectors are looking for silver coins for sale, their attention is often aimed at major international bullion programs such as those of the United States Mint, Royal Canadian Mint, and the Perth Mint, to name a few. Increasingly though, other nations have impressive bullion offerings that help satiate the demand for silver among investors and collectors the world over.
In the following paragraphs you can learn more about the exciting Silver Rwandan coins available to purchase from JM Bullion, which include a long-running wildlife-themed series and a brand-new lunar collection.
In the all-new Lunar Ounce program from the Republic of Rwanda you’ll find an exciting new option whether you’re a collector investor. The series launches in 2017 with the issue of the Lunar Rooster coin, which includes a 1 oz BU silver coin, 1 oz silver proof coin, and a 1 oz Rwanda Gold Lunar Rooster Coin.
The program is the newest lunar-themed collection to the hit the market, and like other major programs it offers bullion coins for the investor as well as proof offerings for the collectors out there. The program will run the full 12-year cycle of the Lunar Calendar, concluding in 2028 with the Year of the Monkey release.
On the obverse of the 2017 1 oz Rwandan Silver Lunar Rooster Coin you’ll find the stunning Year of the Rooster design. This coins design has a beautiful cracked-glass themed that has a splintered background and a tiled appearance to the image of the rooster itself. Engravings include the name of the series, the Chinese symbol for rooster, and the coin’s year of issue, weight, metal content, and purity.
The reverse of all 2017 1 oz Rwandan Silver Lunar Rooster Coins has the coat of arms for the Republic of Rwanda. Included are the engravings of the Central Bank of Rwanda and the coin’s face value in Rwandan Francs, with engravings in the local tongue.
Like other animal-inspired bullion and proof coin programs, the Rwandan 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 Rwandan. Instead, each of the creatures featured in the Rwandan Wildlife Series is native to the African continent as a whole, with some of them residing within the borders of Rwandan.
The program was launched in 2008 by BH Mayer at the Kunstprageanstalt GmbH mint in Munich, Germany. The coins have similar features from one year to the next in the release schedule, while the obverse side of the coin design is the same from one year to the next.
In keeping with the ever-changing designs of the Rwandan Wildlife Series coins, a new animal is featured on the reverse each year. The series launched in 2008 with a Rwandan Gorilla Coin. The common image found on the reverse of all Rwandan Wildlife Series coins is the rugged outline of the African continent featured on the reverse, along with the engravings of the year of issue, the weight, metal content, and purity of the product, and the phrase “African Ounce.”
For the 2008 Rwandan Gorilla Coin, a male Silverback gorilla, female, and young gorilla are featured in the lower left sitting amongst the tall grass of a natural setting. All subsequent coins followed this similar design, and included releases such as those listed below:
All Rwandan Wildlife Series Silver Coins feature one ounce of .999 pure silver. The face value of the coins is listed in Rwandan Francs at a set value of 50 RWF. The obverse side of each coin bears the coat of arms for Rwandan, and features inscriptions in the native tongue of a local tribe that has resided in Rwandan for centuries.
Rwandan Wildlife Series coins are available each year in extremely limited mintages. The BH Mayer mint facility kept original mintage low to protect the value of the products. As the popularity of the coin has gone up in recent years, demand has often outpaced the supply of these coins, making them even more valuable to both investors and collectors.
Each year the Rwandan Wildlife Series coins are struck in bullion and proof versions. The bullion coins are often easier to find as the proof coins are typically limited to a total mintage of around 1,000 coins for global distribution. Bullion coins are available in graded conditions from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and Professional Coin Grading Service, such as Brilliant Uncirculated and Mint State 70 condition.
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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