Silver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion, Coin Type from Congo, Republic of the - detailed information

Silver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion, Coin Type from Congo, Republic of the (issued 2015 - )
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion

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, such as one ounce of silver (abbreviated as 1 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum), 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 Ounce (1 oz), Bullion - obverse photo

Within a beaded 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 5000 FRANCS CFA (five thousand Central African CFA Francs).

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIQUE DU CONGO 5000 FRANCS CFA
Reverse
Congo, Republic of the / Silver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion - reverse photo

Various designs as listed individually below.

Reverse Inscription 1 OZ 999 SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
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Silver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion: Details
CountryCongo, Republic of the
CurrencyCentral African CFA Franc, Republic of the Congo
From2015
Face Value5000 (x Franc)
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size39.000 mm
Mass31.100 g