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

Gold Ounce 2023 World's Wildlife - Ocean Rays, Coin from Congo, Democratic Republic of the
CoinGold 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 one troy ounce of gold (1 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 1,300
Obverse
Congo, Democratic Republic of the / Gold 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 oz Au 999.9 (one troy ounce 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 ·. Divided by the Coat of Arms, the date of issue 2023.

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 100 FRANCS · 2023
Reverse
Congo, Democratic Republic of the / Gold Ounce 2023 World's Wildlife - Ocean Rays - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts a ray jumping out of the water. A rock rising from the ocean can be seen in the background, as well as two seagulls in the sky.

Around above left, 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: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Issued individually (1,000 bullion coins), or in a four-coin set (300 proof coins).
Release price (individual coin, in protective capsule): 2,095.00 EUR.

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

Gold Ounce 2023 World's Wildlife - Ocean Rays: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: 300 (included in total)
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
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Gold Ounce 2023 World's Wildlife - Ocean Rays: Details
CountryCongo, Democratic Republic of the
CurrencyCongolese Franc
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2023
SymbolCoat of Arms of Congo, Democratic Republic
Face Value100 (x Franc)
Total Mintage1,300
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.6000 mm
Mass31.1000 g
OCC IDDKLM-OMKC-XLKX-ONZB
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