|Coin||Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 The Bald Eagle|
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 tenth-ounce of gold (1/10 oz) format - such as this coin.
This third issue in the annual World's Wildlife Series is dedicated to the Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus).
The bald eagle is the heraldic bird of the USA, which already indicates its distribution area on the east and west coasts of the USA and in Alaska. Together with the California condor, the bald eagle is one of the largest birds of prey in North America - it reaches a body length of 70 - 90 cm and a wingspan of 1.80 - 2.50 meters. Visually, it is particularly recognisable by its namesake white head and neck. The majestic animal is under species protection in the United States since 1940.
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: 1/10 oz Au 999 (one tenth 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: · 20 FRANCS ·. Divided by the Coat of Arms, the date of issue 2021.
The reverse design depicts the head of a magnificent bald eagle with its beak open.
Around above, the name of the coin: THE BALD EAGLE; around below, the name of the series WORLD'S WILDLIFE, divided by a map of the world centred on the continent of North America.
||THE BALD EAGLE WORLD'S WILDLIFE
Issued in a four-coin set only, not individually.
Coins in the World's Wildlife Series issued for Congo include:
- 5 oz g Gold, The Bald Eagle, 2021
- 1 oz g Gold, The Bald Eagle, 2021
- 1/2 oz g Gold, The Bald Eagle, 2021
- 1/4 oz g Gold, The Bald Eagle, 2021
- 1/10 oz g 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