Silver Five Ounces (5 oz), Coin Type from Congo, Republic of the - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces (5 oz), Coin Type from Congo, Republic of the (issued 2016 - )
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz)

The Republic of the Congo uses the Central African CFA Franc, which is a common currency of several states in Central Africa.

Apart from the regular circulating coinage - which does not bear an inscription identifying a specific issuing country - the republic has also authorised some foreign mints to issue commemorative and bullion coins under its jurisdiction. These are typically in standard bullion sizes, including in the very large five troy ounces (5 oz) of silver format, and carry the legend and state symbols of the Republic of the Congo. The coins are legal tender in all member states of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC: abbreviated from the French "Communauté Économique et Monétaire de l'Afrique Centrale").

Obverse
Congo, Republic of the / Silver Five Ounces (5 oz) - obverse photo

Within a plain border, the reverse of the coin displays the Coat of Arms of the Republic of the Congo, featuring a shield with a rampant lion holding a torch. The shield is crowned, and has two large African elephants for supporters. At the base of the crown, the inscription REPUBLIQUE DU CONGO (Republic of Congo). A banner with the national motto UNITÉ TRAVAIL PROGRÈS ("Unity, Work, Progress") is draped from a bar supporting the elephants.

Around above, the name of the country in French (its official language): REPUBLIQUE DU CONGO.

Around below, the face value 25000 FRANCS (twenty-five thousand Central African CFA Francs), the date of issue: [year] and the precious metal content: 5 oz 999 Silver (five troy ounces of 99.9% silver).

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIQUE DU CONGO 25000 FRANCS [year] 5 oz 999 Silver
Reverse
Congo, Republic of the / Silver Five Ounces (5 oz) - reverse photo

Various designs as listed individually below.

Reverse Inscription 5 OZ 999 SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
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Silver Five Ounces (5 oz): Details
CountryCongo, Republic of the
CurrencyCentral African CFA Franc, Republic of the Congo
From2016
Face Value25000 (x Franc)
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size
Mass155.5170 g