Gold Ounce 2023 World Famous Dogs - Chihuahua, Coin from Cameroon - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2023 World Famous Dogs - Chihuahua, Coin from Cameroon
CoinGold Ounce 2023 World Famous Dogs - Chihuahua

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

MintLeipziger Edelmetallverarbeitung Mint MarkLEV Total Mintage 1,000
Obverse
Cameroon / Gold Ounce 2023 World Famous Dogs - Chihuahua - 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 (not to mention that she died in 2022).

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 2023 (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 2023 · REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON ·
Reverse
Cameroon / Gold Ounce 2023 World Famous Dogs - Chihuahua - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts a Chihuahua dog, with an arid landscape in the background.

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

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, Chihuahua.

Reverse Inscription WORLD FAMOUS DOGS Chihuahua 1 oz Au 999.9 Mexico
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: in coin capsule.

All (13) coins of type: Gold Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
Gold Ounce 2020 Mandrill 100 Coat of Arms of Cameroon REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN 2020 3000 FRANCS CFA
Gold Ounce 2021 Mandrill 100 Coat of Arms of Cameroon REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN 2021 3000 FRANCS CFA
Gold Ounce 2022 Cheetah 100 Coat of Arms of Cameroon REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN 3000 FRANCS CFA
Gold Ounce 2022 Mandrill 100 Coat of Arms of Cameroon REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN 2022 3000 FRANCS CFA
Gold Ounce 2022 World Famous Dogs - French Bulldog 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II 3000 FRANCS CFA 2022 · REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Viking Age - Prosperity 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II 3000 FRANCS CFA 2022 · REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Native Americans - Eagle 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II 3000 FRANCS CFA 2022 · REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON ·
Gold Ounce 2023 World Famous Dogs - Labrador Retriever 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II 3000 FRANCS CFA 2023 · REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON ·
Gold Ounce 2023 World Famous Dogs - Chihuahua 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II 3000 FRANCS CFA 2023 · REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Viking Age - Endurance 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II 3000 FRANCS CFA 2023 · REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Viking Age - Justice 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II 3000 FRANCS CFA 2023 · REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Native Americans - Arrow 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II 3000 FRANCS CFA 2023 · REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Native Americans - War Bonnet and Feathers 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II 3000 FRANCS CFA 2023 · REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON ·
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Gold Ounce 2023 World Famous Dogs - Chihuahua: Details
CountryCameroon
CurrencyCentral African CFA Franc, Cameroon
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2023
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)
Size38.6000 mm
Mass31.1350 g
OCC IDBYNK-ODDC-WVNQ-OPQM
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