Gold Tenth-Ounce 2022 Cheetah, Coin from Cameroon - detailed information

Gold Tenth-Ounce 2022 Cheetah, Coin from Cameroon
CoinGold Tenth-Ounce 2022 Cheetah

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 tenth of a troy ounce (1/10oz) of gold format.

This coin is part of a series of bullion coins by the Scottsdale Mint featuring the wildlife of Cameroon, and portrays the Cheetah.

The mint says about it:
The cheetah, also known as the fastest land animal on earth, is a stunningly beautiful and graceful creature. With a slender body, elongated legs, and distinctive spotted fur, cheetahs are built for speed and agility. They can run at incredible speeds of up to 75 miles per hour, making them capable of outrunning almost any prey in their path. Their unique physiology allows them to achieve such impressive feats of speed, with their lightweight frame and flexible spine helping them to accelerate and manoeuvre with ease.

However, despite their impressive qualities, cheetahs are currently facing a significant threat to their survival. Habitat loss and fragmentation, as well as poaching and hunting, have led to a sharp decline in their population in recent years. In fact, the cheetah is now listed as a vulnerable species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, with fewer than 7,000 individuals remaining in the wild.

To combat this alarming trend, conservation efforts are being made to protect cheetahs and their habitats. Organisations such as the Cheetah Conservation Fund are working to educate local communities about the importance of protecting these animals, while also providing support for research and conservation efforts. Additionally, efforts are being made to establish protected areas and corridors that allow cheetahs to move freely and safely throughout their natural range.

Despite the challenges they face, the cheetah remains an awe-inspiring and beloved species, and efforts to protect them are crucial for ensuring their survival for generations to come.

MintScottsdale Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 1,000
Obverse
Cameroon / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2022 Cheetah - obverse photo

At centre, the obverse of the coin displays the Coat of Arms of the Republic of Cameroon. It features a shield divided in three parts by two diagonal lines starting from the centre of the upper rim. 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 (fasces). On a ribbon around below, the name of the country in English: REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON, below which in larger letters the same in French: REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN.

Around above in the rim, the name of the country in French: REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN. Around below, the face value: 1000 FRANCS CFA (three thousand Central African CFA Francs).

A frosted triangle in the background matches the triangle of the Coat of Arms.

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN 1000 FRANCS CFA
Reverse
Cameroon / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2022 Cheetah - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts a cheetah standing on a rock, body turned to right, head turned back to look left. In the background, the rays of the rising sun.

In the upper left field, the date of issue 2022 below which the inscription CHEETAH.

Around right, the metal content: 1/10TH TROY OZ · 9999 GOLD (one troy ounce of 99.99% gold).

Reverse Inscription CHEETAH 1/10TH TROY OZ · 9999 GOLD
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: bullion, proof-like.
Packaging: in a sealed capsule.

See also

Cameroon coins featuring wildlife include:
- 1 oz Silver, Cameroon Cheetah, 2019
- 1 oz Gold (coloured), Cameroon Mandrill, 2020
- 1 oz Silver (with coloured version), Cameroon Mandrill, 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Cameroon Mandrill, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Cameroon Mandrill, 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Cameroon Cheetah, 2022
- 1 oz Gold, Cameroon Mandrill, 2022
- 1/10 oz Gold, Cameroon Cheetah, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Cameroon Cheetah, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Cameroon Mandrill, 2022

All (1) coins of type: Gold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz)
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 2022 Cheetah: Details
CountryCameroon
CurrencyCentral African CFA Franc, Cameroon
Coin TypeGold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz)
Issued2022
SymbolCoat of Arms of Cameroon
Face Value1000 (x Franc)
Total Mintage1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size16.5000 mm
Mass31.1000 g
OCC IDLGVB-OLDC-ZNLD-OMPX
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Copyright: Scottsdale Mint
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