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Silver Ounce 2020 T-Rex, Coin from Congo, Democratic Republic of the
CoinSilver Ounce 2020 T-Rex

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 first issue in the Prehistoric Life series of premium bullion and collector coins, and features Tyrannosaurus Rex - also known for short as T-Rex.

Tyrannosaurus Rex roamed the earth during the time of the Late Cretaceous. The gigantic carnivore, whose name means "King of the Tyrannic Lizards", reached a body length of up to 13 meters and weighed up to 7 tons.

MintBavarian Central Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage12,000
Obverse
Congo, Democratic Republic of the / Silver Ounce 2020 T-Rex - 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 T-Rex - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts a T-Rex with its prey (a dead Triceratops). Mountains, forests and two other dinosaurs can be seen in the background.

Above, the inscriptions TYRANNOSAURUS REX and 68 - 66 MIO YEARS BC (i.e. the species lived from about 68 until about 66 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 TYRANNOSAURUS REX 68 - 66 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 T-Rex: Known varieties
Variety Coloured Reverse
Images Congo, Democratic Republic of the / Silver Ounce 2020 T-Rex / Coloured Reverse - obverse photo Congo, Democratic Republic of the / Silver Ounce 2020 T-Rex / 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 T-Rex: 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 IDBVYX-OWRC-XGAB-EJZN
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