Gold Ounce 2017 Deathstalker Scorpion, Coin from Chad - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2017 Deathstalker Scorpion, Coin from Chad
CoinGold Ounce 2017 Deathstalker Scorpion

The Republic of Chad 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.

Chad has authorised some foreign mints to strike coins under its issuing authority for collector's purposes, or as bullion. 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 of gold format, such as this coin.

The coin is inspired by one of the deadliest creatures in the deserts of Africa, the Deathstalker Scorpion.

MintScottsdale Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage10,000
Obverse
Chad / Gold Ounce 2017 Deathstalker Scorpion - obverse photo

At centre, the obverse of the coin displays the Coat of Arms of the Republic of Chad. It features a shield with jagged lines, with a sun rising over it. The shield is supported by a goat and a lion. Below the shield is a medal (the insigne of the National Order of Chad) and a scroll with the national motto in French: UNITE TRAVAIL PROGRES ("Unité, Travail, Progrès" in French - one of the official languages of the country; "Unity, Work, Progress" in English). The shield supporters as well as the scroll feature an arrow pointing upwards.

In large letters around above, the name of the country in French: REPUBLIQUE DU TCHAD, horizontally below which the date of issue: 2017.

Around below, the face value 3000 FRANCS CFA (three thousand Central African CFA Francs).

Around left and around right, interrupted by the denomination, the precious metal content of the coin: 1 TROY OZ .9999 FINE GOLD (one troy ounce of 99.99% gold).

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIQUE DU TCHAD 2017 3000 FRANCS CFA
Reverse
Chad / Gold Ounce 2017 Deathstalker Scorpion - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts a scorpion in its natural habitat.

Around above left, the inscription DEATHSTALKER SCORPION.

Reverse Inscription DEATHSTALKER SCORPION
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated, proof-like.
Packaging: "Serialized Certi-Lock" - sealed assay card with unique serial number.

See also

There is also a silver ounce with the same design.

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Gold Ounce 2017 Deathstalker Scorpion: Details
CountryChad
CurrencyCentral African CFA Franc, Chad
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2017
SymbolCoat of Arms of Chad
Face Value3000 (x Franc)
Total Mintage10,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDRMKG-OZAC-BVPG-ENXQ
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