Gold Half Gram 2023 Prehistoric Life - Dunkleosteus, Coin from Congo, Democratic Republic of the - detailed information

Gold Half Gram 2023 Prehistoric Life - Dunkleosteus, Coin from Congo, Democratic Republic of the
CoinGold Half Gram 2023 Prehistoric Life - Dunkleosteus

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 internationally popular sizes, including the half gram of gold mini-coin format - such as this coin.

This coin is the eleventh issue in the Prehistoric Life series of premium bullion and collector coins, and features the Dunkleosteus.

Dunkleosteus is one of the largest representatives of the extinct Placodermi known to date and was native to the shallow seas of the North American, African and European continents about 380 to 360 million years ago. The fish, whose skull and neck area was armoured with bones, is thought to have reached a body length of up to six meters, making it one of the apex predators in its habitat.

MintGeiger Edelmetalle Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 2,000
Obverse
Congo, Democratic Republic of the / Gold Half Gram 2023 Prehistoric Life - Dunkleosteus - obverse photo

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 ·.

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 100 FRANCS ·
Reverse
Congo, Democratic Republic of the / Gold Half Gram 2023 Prehistoric Life - Dunkleosteus - reverse photo

The reverse design features a Dunkleosteus swimming in the ocean, with bubbles of air in the background.

Above, the inscriptions DUNKLEOSTEUS and 380 - 360 MIO YEARS BC (i.e. the species lived from about 380 to 360 million years ago), and the year of issue 2023.

Around above near the rim, the name of the series: PREHISTORIC LIFE.

Reverse Inscription PREHISTORIC LIFE DUNKLEOSTEUS 380 - 360 MIO YEARS BC 2023
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in a protective capsule.

See also

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
- 0.5 g Gold, Parasaurolophus, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Parasaurolophus, 2022
- 0.5 g Gold, Titanoboa, 2023
- 1 oz Silver, Titanoboa, 2023
- 0.5 g Gold, Dunkleosteus, 2023
- 1 oz Silver, Dunkleosteus, 2023
- 0.5 g Gold, Stegosaurus, 2023
- 1 oz Silver, Stegosaurus, 2023
- 0.5 g Gold, Triceratops, 2024
- 1 oz Silver, Triceratops, 2024

All (24) coins of type: Gold Half Gram (0.5 g)
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
Gold Half Gram 2019 World's Wildlife - The Giraffe 5,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 10 FRANCS · 2019
Gold Half Gram 2020 World's Wildlife - The Whale 6,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 10 FRANCS · 2020
Gold Half Gram 2020 Prehistoric Life - T-Rex 2,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 100 FRANCS ·
Gold Half Gram 2020 Prehistoric Life - Plesiosaurus 2,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 100 FRANCS ·
Gold Half Gram 2020 Prehistoric Life - Mamenchisaurus 2,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 100 FRANCS ·
Gold Half Gram 2021 Prince Philip 5,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 10 FRANCS · 2021
Gold Half Gram (2021) Graf von Stauffenberg 2,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 10 FRANCS ·
Gold Half Gram 2021 World's Wildlife - The Bald Eagle 6,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 10 FRANCS · 2021
Gold Half Gram 2021 Prehistoric Life - Woolly Mammoth 2,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 100 FRANCS ·
Gold Half Gram 2021 Prehistoric Life - Archaeopteryx 2,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 100 FRANCS ·
Gold Half Gram 2021 Prehistoric Life - Quetzalcoatlus 2,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 100 FRANCS ·
Gold Half Gram 2022 World's Wildlife - The Bear 6,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 10 FRANCS · 2022
Gold Half Gram 2022 Queen Elizabeth II - Platinum Jubilee 5,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 10 FRANCS ·
Gold Half Gram 2022 Remembering Queen Elizabeth II 5,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 100 FRANCS ·
Gold Half Gram 2022 Prehistoric Life - Gigantopithecus 2,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 100 FRANCS ·
Gold Half Gram 2022 Prehistoric Life - Liopleurodon 2,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 100 FRANCS ·
Gold Half Gram 2022 Prehistoric Life - Parasaurolophus 2,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 100 FRANCS ·
Gold Half Gram 2023 King Charles III Coronation 2,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 10 FRANCS · 2023
Gold Half Gram 2023 World's Wildlife - Ocean Rays 6,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 10 FRANCS · 2023
Gold Half Gram 2023 Prehistoric Life - Titanoboa 2,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 100 FRANCS ·
Gold Half Gram 2023 Prehistoric Life - Dunkleosteus 2,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 100 FRANCS ·
Gold Half Gram 2023 Prehistoric Life - Stegosaurus 2,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 100 FRANCS ·
Gold Half Gram 2024 World's Wildlife - The Peregrine Falcon 5,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 10 FRANCS · 2024
Gold Half Gram 2024 Prehistoric Life - Triceratops 2,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 100 FRANCS ·
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Gold Half Gram 2023 Prehistoric Life - Dunkleosteus: Details
CountryCongo, Democratic Republic of the
CurrencyCongolese Franc
Coin TypeGold Half Gram (0.5 g)
Issued2023
SymbolCoat of Arms of Congo, Democratic Republic
Face Value100 (x Franc)
Total Mintage2,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size11.0000 mm
Mass0.5000 g
OCC IDQRAP-EBNC-MYNP-EYJD
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