Silver Three Ounces (3 oz), Coin Type from Rwanda - detailed information

Silver Three Ounces (3 oz), Coin Type from Rwanda (issued 2020 - )
Coin TypeSilver Three Ounces (3 oz)

The Rwandan Franc was introduced as the currency of Rwanda in 1964. Apart from its regular circulating coinage, the country has also authorised some foreign mints to issue coins under its jurisdiction, which come in a variety of sizes - including in the large three troy ounces (3 oz) of silver format, denominated usually as 1,000 Francs. These coins are Non-Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) and not bullion, because they are issued at prices significantly above the intrinsic value of the precious metal they are made of.

Obverse
Rwanda / Silver Three Ounces (3 oz) - obverse photo

Within a plain rim, the obverse of the coin features the Coat of Arms of Rwanda. At its centre is a traditional basket, surrounded by the central tribal devices: a stem of sorghum on the left, and a branch of a coffee tree on the right, surmounted on a cog wheel with the sun with its rays above. These are protected by two typical Rwandan shields, one on the right and one on the left. The design is encircled by a rope, tied below in a square knot.

On a ribbon above, REPUBULIKA Y'U RWANDA (Republic of Rwanda); on a ribbon below, the motto UBUMWE · UMURIMO · GUKUNDA IGIHUGU (Unity, Work, Patriotism in Kinyarwanda - the official Rwandan language).

Around above, the name of the issuing authority: BANKI NKURU Y'U RWANDA (National Bank of Rwanda; in French: Banque Nationale du Rwanda; abbreviated as BNR).

Around below, the face value AMAFARANGA 1000 IGIHUMBI (1,000 FRW - one thousand Rwandan Francs).

Obverse Inscription BANKI NKURU Y'U RWANDA AMAFARANGA 1000 IGIHUMBI
Reverse
Rwanda / Silver Three Ounces (3 oz) - reverse photo

Various designs as listed individually below.

Reverse Inscription 3 oz FINE SILVER 999
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
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Silver Three Ounces (3 oz): Details
CountryRwanda
CurrencyRwandan Franc
From2020
Face Value1000 (x Franc)
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size
Mass93.3000 g