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 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, but the silver 1000 Francs - such as this coin - are not; their weight is more than a half ounce but less than one ounce, and is "metric" - 25 grams of silver.
The Mint says about this coin:
Every human being looks for love. Human beings need love to live. It is the most beautiful and powerful emotion which humans are able to experience. When the “Angel of love” treads into ones life it is as if one has found heaven on earth. In many cases it therefore positively changes ones life.
The deep bond toward another person is the most wonderful experience you can have. One could write volumes about love. Love occurs in umpteen forms. A close affection to your parents and siblings is an example - a functional family is wonderful! When two people promise each other that together with their love they will try and master all obstacles in life. When two people are so deeply bonded that beside the sexual love the mental part also plays an essential role, then the Angel of love has done a good job.
Perhaps between such pairs the sentence “Till death do us part” does not equate to the genuine truth. Nobody knows, but love might be so powerful and so intense that it goes beyond death. This coin is dedicated to all lovers on this earth.