Silver Twenty-five Grams (25 g), Coin Type from Cameroon - detailed information

Silver Twenty-five Grams (25 g), Coin Type from Cameroon (issued 2013 - )
Coin TypeSilver Twenty-five Grams (25 g)

The Republic of Cameroon uses the Central African CFA Franc as its currency; it is the common currency of six independent states in central Africa: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. The CFA Franc has both common and national issues. All common circulating coins are issued under the authority of CEMAC ("Communauté Économique et Monétaire de l'Afrique Centrale" - Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa) and have no issuing country. Separately, each member country can strike coins bearing its national symbols; these coins are legal tender in the other members of the bloc too.

Cameroon has authorised some foreign mints to strike coins under its issuing authority for collector's purposes. These are usually dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to the country itself. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes, but the silver 1000 Francs listed below are not; their weight is more than a half ounce but less than one ounce, and is "metric" - 25 grams of silver.

Cameroon / Silver Twenty-five Grams (25 g) - obverse photo

At centre, the obverse of the coin displays the Coat of Arms of the Republic of Cameroon. It features a shield divided in three parts by two diagonal lines starting from the centre of the upper rim. In the central section, an upright sword and scales are superimposed on the outline of the map of the country, above which there is a five-pointed star. Behind the shield, two crossed bundles of rods with axes in the middle (fasces). Around above, the motto PAIX TRAVAIL PATRIE in French, below which in smaller letters the same in English: PEACE WORK FATHERLAND. On a ribbon around below, the name of the country in English: REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON, below which in larger letters the same in French: REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN.

In large letters around above, the name of the country in French: REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN. Around below, on two lines the face value: 1000 FRANCS CFA (one thousand Central African CFA Francs).

Cameroon / Silver Twenty-five Grams (25 g) - reverse photo

Various designs as listed individually below.

Reverse Inscription
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Silver Twenty-five Grams (25 g): Details
CurrencyCentral African CFA Franc, Cameroon
Face Value1000 (x Franc)
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Mass25.0000 g