Silver Ounce 2020 Mamenchisaurus, Coin from Congo, Democratic Republic of the - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2020 Mamenchisaurus, Coin from Congo, Democratic Republic of the
CoinSilver Ounce 2020 Mamenchisaurus

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 standard bullion sizes, including one ounce of silver - such as this coin.

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

The herbivore Mamenchisaurus lived in China during the Upper Jurassic period and is especially known for its extremely long neck, which consisted of up to 19 cervical vertebrae. The neck thus made up about half of the total length of the dinosaur, which could reach up to 22 metres. Fossil remains of the large sauropod were first found in 1952 on a road construction site in Sichuan province.

MintBavarian Central Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage12,000
Obverse
Congo, Democratic Republic of the / Silver Ounce 2020 Mamenchisaurus - 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 Ag 999.9 (one troy ounce of 99.99% silver; Ag is abbreviated from Argentum, the Latin word for silver).

Around above, the name of the country: REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO.

Around below, the nominal face value of the coin: · 20 FRANCS ·.

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 20 FRANCS ·
Reverse
Congo, Democratic Republic of the / Silver Ounce 2020 Mamenchisaurus - reverse photo

The reverse design features a depiction of two Mamenchisaurus, two smaller dinosaurs on the ground, and a pterosaurus in flight, in a primeval landscape. Above them are the inscriptions MAMENCHISAURUS and 160 - 145 MIO YEARS BC (i.e. the species lived from about 160 until about 145 million years ago), and the year of issue 2020.

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

The rim around below is decorated like the markings of a stopwatch, with periods of Earth's history marked along it: TRIASSIC 250 - 200 MIO. YEARS BC on the left, JURASSIC 200 - 145 MIO. YEARS BC below, and CRETACEOUS 145 - 66 MIO. YEARS BC on the right.

Reverse Inscription PREHISTORIC LIFE MAMENCHISAURUS 160 - 145 MIO YEARS BC 2020
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: individual coin in protective capsule, or 20 coins in mint tube.

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

Silver Ounce 2020 Mamenchisaurus: Known varieties
Variety Coloured Reverse
Images Congo, Democratic Republic of the / Silver Ounce 2020 Mamenchisaurus / Coloured Reverse - obverse photo Congo, Democratic Republic of the / Silver Ounce 2020 Mamenchisaurus / Coloured Reverse - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 2,000 (included in total)
Details

Photo-realistic colour of the reverse design.

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Silver Ounce 2020 Mamenchisaurus: Details
CountryCongo, Democratic Republic of the
CurrencyCongolese Franc
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2020
SymbolCoat of Arms of Congo, Democratic Republic
Face Value20 (x Franc)
Total Mintage12,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.600 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDWMRA-OQPC-AKWX-EYPL
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