Gold Ounce 2022 World Famous Dogs - French Bulldog, Coin from Cameroon - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2022 World Famous Dogs - French Bulldog, Coin from Cameroon
CoinGold Ounce 2022 World Famous Dogs - French Bulldog

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 investment or 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, such as the internationally popular one troy ounce (1oz) of gold.

This coin is the first issue in the ten-coin gold World Famous Dogs series by Leipziger Precious Metals Factory (LEV), a division of Geiger Edelmetalle, and features the French Bulldog.

MintLeipziger Edelmetallverarbeitung Mint MarkLEV Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
Cameroon / Gold Ounce 2022 World Famous Dogs - French Bulldog - obverse photo

Within a beaded border, the obverse of the coin displays the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (her fifth effigy by Jody Clark, in what looks to be a reworked version). Normally, the designer's initials are below the neck truncation, but they are not present here. Instead of the designer's initials, the hallmark Au 999.9 (99.99% gold).

Given that Cameroon has been a republic since it gained independence in 1960, it is unclear why the Queen's effigy is displayed on the coin.

Below it, a small Coat of Arms of the Republic of Cameroon. It features a shield divided in three parts by two diagonal lines; 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. Around above, the motto PAIX TRAVAIL PATRIE in French; in small letters below these, the same in English: PEACE WORK FATHERLAND.

Around the rim, above: ELIZABETH II 3000 FRANCS CFA 2022 (three thousand Central African CFA Francs).

Around below, divided by the Coat of Arms, the name of the country in English: · REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II 3000 FRANCS CFA 2022 · REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON ·
Reverse
Cameroon / Gold Ounce 2022 World Famous Dogs - French Bulldog - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts a French Bulldog in a rustic landscape, with a house and fields in the background.

Around above left in the inner circle, the inscription France.

Around below right, a diamond shape with the LEV mint mark (abbreviated from Leipziger Edelmetallverarbeitung, a subsidiary of Geiger Edelmetalle), followed by the metal content 1 oz Au 999.9 (one troy ounce of 99.99% gold).

Around above left, the name of the coin series: WORLD FAMOUS DOGS; around right, French Bulldog.

Reverse Inscription WORLD FAMOUS DOGS French Bulldog France
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: in coin capsule.

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Gold Ounce 2022 World Famous Dogs - French Bulldog: Details
CountryCameroon
CurrencyCentral African CFA Franc, Cameroon
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2022
SymbolQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value3000 (x Franc)
Total Mintage1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.600 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDQRAP-OBNC-MPLK-OYJD
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