Silver Two Ounces 2022 Rusalka, Coin from Cameroon - detailed information

Silver Two Ounces 2022 Rusalka, Coin from Cameroon
CoinSilver Two Ounces 2022 Rusalka

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 large two troy ounces (2oz) of silver format.

This is the first bullion coin by the Mint of Gdansk, and features the Rusalka as the first design in the “Slavic Beastiary” series.

The mint says about it:
In Slavic mythology rusalkas were demonic creatures inhabiting forests, fields and bodies of water. They were imagined as beautiful, naked girls with long, loose hair. They laughed loudly and sang. They appeared during the new moon and attracted young men to them. If anyone approached them, the hair of the mermaids turned green and their faces twisted. The rusalkas would kill lured people who touched them. It was believed that maidens who died before they could get married became rusalkas.

MintMint of Gdansk Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage10,000
Obverse
Cameroon / Silver Two Ounces 2022 Rusalka - 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). Around above, the motto PAIX TRAVAIL PATRIE in French; around below, the same in English: PEACE · WORK · FATHERLAND. 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, the name of the country in French: REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN. Around below, the face value: 1000 FRANCS CFA (one thousand Central African CFA Francs).

The rim is wide and is decorated with floral and mermaid-themed decorations. Inside a circular symbol above, the date of issue 2022.

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN 1000 FRANCS CFA 2022
Reverse
Cameroon / Silver Two Ounces 2022 Rusalka - reverse photo

The reverse design represents a detailed depiction of a mythical Slavic mermaid.

Below, the name of the coin: RUSALKA, below which the name of the series, SLAVIC BESTIARY.

Reverse Inscription RUSALKA SLAVIC BESTIARY
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: in capsule.

All (1) coins of type: Silver Two Ounces (2 oz), Bullion
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Silver Two Ounces 2022 Rusalka: Details
CountryCameroon
CurrencyCentral African CFA Franc, Cameroon
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz), Bullion
Issued2022
SymbolCoat of Arms of Cameroon
Face Value10000 (x Franc)
Total Mintage10,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size38.6100 mm
Mass62.2000 g
OCC IDRWKZ-OJNC-WPQV-OXGL
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Silver Two Ounces 2022 Rusalka: Photos
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Silver Two Ounces 2022 Rusalka: Photo 2023 Cameroon Slavic Beasts Rusalka 2oz Silver BU Coin / thumbnail 2023 Cameroon Slavic Beasts Rusalka 2oz Silver BU Coin
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Silver Two Ounces 2022 Rusalka: Photo 2023 Cameroon Slavic Beasts Rusalka 2oz Silver BU Coin / thumbnail 2023 Cameroon Slavic Beasts Rusalka 2oz Silver BU Coin
Copyright: GR Reserve
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