Gold Half Ounce 2023 World's Wildlife - Ocean Rays, Coin from Congo, Democratic Republic of the - detailed information

Gold Half Ounce 2023 World's Wildlife - Ocean Rays, Coin from Congo, Democratic Republic of the
CoinGold Half Ounce 2023 World's Wildlife - Ocean Rays

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 ounce of gold (1/2 oz) format - such as this coin.

This fifth issue in the annual World's Wildlife Series is dedicated to the Ocean Rays (Batoidea).

Rays are one of the most majestic sea creatures on earth, with more than 500 different kinds. The flat, disc-shaped fish can not only be found in the sea, but also in rivers and lakes. Rays have unique anatomical features, such as the special type of gill slits that allow them to filter oxygen directly from the water. Among the most famous species are the venomous stingray, the manta ray and the electric ray.

MintGeiger Edelmetalle Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 300
Obverse
Congo, Democratic Republic of the / Gold Half Ounce 2023 World's Wildlife - Ocean Rays - 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: 1/2 oz Au 999 (one half of a troy ounce of 99.9% 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: · 50 FRANCS ·. Divided by the Coat of Arms, the date of issue 2023.

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 50 FRANCS · 2023
Reverse
Congo, Democratic Republic of the / Gold Half Ounce 2023 World's Wildlife - Ocean Rays - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts a ray swimming above corals.

Around above, the name of the coin: OCEAN RAYS; around below, the name of the series WORLD'S WILDLIFE, divided by a map of the world.

Reverse Inscription OCEAN RAYS WORLD'S WILDLIFE
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Issued in a four-coin set only, not individually.

Included in Set
World's Wildlife - Ocean Rays, mintage 300
4 coins: 1 oz Gold - Ocean Rays, 1/2 oz Gold - Ocean Rays, 1/4 oz Gold - Ocean Rays, 1/10 oz Gold - Ocean Rays
See also

Coins in the World's Wildlife Series issued for Congo include:
- 5 oz Gold, The Giraffe, 2019
- 1 oz Gold, The Giraffe, 2019
- 1/2 oz Gold, The Giraffe, 2019
- 1/4 oz Gold, The Giraffe, 2019
- 1/10 oz Gold, The Giraffe, 2019
- 0.5 g oz Gold, The Giraffe, 2019
- 1 oz Silver, The Giraffe, 2019
- 5 oz Gold, The Whale, 2020
- 1 oz Gold, The Whale, 2020
- 1/2 oz Gold, The Whale, 2020
- 1/4 oz Gold, The Whale, 2020
- 1/10 oz Gold, The Whale, 2020
- 0.5 g Gold, The Whale, 2020
- 1 oz Silver, The Whale, 2020
- 5 oz Gold, The Bald Eagle, 2021
- 1 oz Gold, The Bald Eagle, 2021
- 1/2 oz Gold, The Bald Eagle, 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold, The Bald Eagle, 2021
- 1/10 oz Gold, The Bald Eagle, 2021
- 0.5 g Gold, The Bald Eagle, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, The Bald Eagle, 2021
- 5 oz Gold, The Bear, 2022
- 1 oz Gold, The Bear, 2022
- 1/2 oz Gold, The Bear, 2022
- 1/4 oz Gold, The Bear, 2022
- 1/10 oz Gold, The Bear, 2022
- 0.5 g Gold, The Bear, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, The Bear, 2022
- 5 oz Gold, Ocean Rays, 2023
- 1 oz Gold, Ocean Rays, 2023
- 1/2 oz Gold, Ocean Rays, 2023
- 1/4 oz Gold, Ocean Rays, 2023
- 1/10 oz Gold, Ocean Rays, 2023
- 0.5 g Gold, Ocean Rays, 2023
- 1 oz Silver, Ocean Rays, 2023
- 1 oz Gold, The Peregrine Falcon, 2024
- 1/2 oz Gold, The Peregrine Falcon, 2024
- 1/4 oz Gold, The Peregrine Falcon, 2024
- 1/10 oz Gold, The Peregrine Falcon, 2024
- 0.5 g Gold, The Peregrine Falcon, 2024
- 1 oz Silver, The Peregrine Falcon, 2024

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Gold Half Ounce 2023 World's Wildlife - Ocean Rays: Details
CountryCongo, Democratic Republic of the
CurrencyCongolese Franc
Coin TypeGold Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Issued2023
SymbolCoat of Arms of Congo, Democratic Republic
Face Value50 (x Franc)
Total Mintage300
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Mass15.5500 g
OCC IDLBRP-ORRC-KJMM-OMNY
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