|Coin||Gold Half Gram 2021 Woolly Mammoth|
The Democratic Republic of the Congo normally uses banknotes for circulation, and does not issue coins in the Congolese Franc currency. However, the country has authorised some foreign mints to issue commemorative and bullion coins under its jurisdiction.
Most of them are in popular international sizes, including the half gram of gold mini-coin format - such as this coin.
This coin is the fourth issue in the Prehistoric Life series of premium bullion and collector coins, and features the Woolly Mammoth.
The woolly mammoth lived in the Old and Middle Pleistocene - about 800,000 to 600,000 years ago - and occurred mainly in Siberia, northern Eurasia, and North America. The widespread distribution of woolly mammoths is accompanied by numerous finds of skeletons and mummified carcasses, so that the appearance and lifestyle of the prehistoric giants could be reconstructed very comprehensively. Male specimens reached an average shoulder height of 2.7 to 3.4 meters and a considerable weight of up to 8 tons. The name of the woolly mammoth derives from its fur, the hair of which could grow up to 90 cm long.
Within a beaded border, the obverse of the coin depicts the Coat of Arms of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which consists of a leopard head surrounded by an elephant tusk to the left and a spear to the right. On a ribbon below, the national motto JUSTICE PAIX TRAVAIL (from French: Justice, Peace, Work).
Below the Coat of Arms, in small letters the precious metal of the coin: 0.5 g Au 999.9 (half gram of 99.99% gold; Au is abbreviated from Aurum, the Latin word for gold).
Around above, the name of the country: REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO.
Around below, the nominal face value of the coin: · 100 FRANCS ·.
The reverse design depicts a woolly mammoth being harassed by Stone Age hunters. Above the dramatic scene are the inscriptions WOOLLY MAMMOTH and 0.8 MIO YEARS - 1.800 YEARS BC (i.e. the species lived from about 800,000 until about 1,800 years ago), and the year of issue 2021.
Around above near the rim, the name of the series: PREHISTORIC LIFE.
||PREHISTORIC LIFE WOOLLY MAMMOTH 0.8 MIO YEARS - 1.800 YEARS BC 2021
Packaging: in a protective capsule.
Coins in the Prehistoric Life series include:
- 0.5 g Gold, T-Rex 2020
- 1 oz Silver, T-Rex 2020
- 0.5 g Gold, Plesiosaurus 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Plesiosaurus 2020
- 0.5 g Gold, Mamenchisaurus 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Mamenchisaurus 2020
- 0.5 g Gold, Woolly Mammoth 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Woolly Mammoth 2021
- 0.5 g Gold, Archaeopteryx 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Archaeopteryx 2021
- 0.5 g Gold, Quetzalcoatlus 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Quetzalcoatlus 2021
- 0.5 g Gold, Gigantopithecus 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Gigantopithecus 2022
- 0.5 g Gold, Liopleurodon 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Liopleurodon 2022