Silver Ounce 2022 Parasaurolophus, Coin from Congo, Democratic Republic of the - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2022 Parasaurolophus, Coin from Congo, Democratic Republic of the
CoinSilver Ounce 2022 Parasaurolophus

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 ninth issue in the Prehistoric Life series of premium bullion and collector coins, and features the Parasaurolophus.

The Parasaurolophus belongs to the group of ornithopod dinosaurs Hadrosauridae and lived during the Upper Cretaceous, in what is now North America. The dinosaur is easily recognized by its backward bone comb and could reach a weight of up to 5 tons. Their unusual appearance, two long hind legs and two short front legs, helped them escape from predators and enemies. In addition, they possessed a great resemblance to ducks, due to the shape of their beak. Parasaurolophus were considered calm herbivores, whose biggest predators were the tyrannosaurus Gorgosaurus and the crocodile Deinosuchus.

MintBavarian Central Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage12,000
Obverse
Congo, Democratic Republic of the / Silver Ounce 2022 Parasaurolophus - 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 2022 Parasaurolophus - reverse photo

The reverse design features three Parasaurolophus in a primeval landscape, surrounded by other dinosaurs.

Above, the inscriptions PARASAUROLOPHUS and 76 - 72 MIO YEARS BC (i.e. the species lived from about 76 to 72 million years ago), and the year of issue 2022.

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 PARASAUROLOPHUS 76 - 72 MIO YEARS BC
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
- 0.5 g Gold, Parasaurolophus 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Parasaurolophus 2022

Silver Ounce 2022 Parasaurolophus: Known varieties
Variety Coloured Reverse
Images Congo, Democratic Republic of the / Silver Ounce 2022 Parasaurolophus / Coloured Reverse - obverse photo Congo, Democratic Republic of the / Silver Ounce 2022 Parasaurolophus / Coloured Reverse - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 2,000 (included in total)
Details

Photo-realistic colour of the reverse design.

All (14) coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
Silver Ounce 2001 Quadriga unknown REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO 2001
Silver Ounce 2002 Discus Thrower unknown REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO 2002
Silver Ounce 2020 T-Rex 12,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 20 FRANCS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Plesiosaurus 12,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 20 FRANCS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Mamenchisaurus 12,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 20 FRANCS ·
Silver Ounce 2021 The Bald Eagle 40,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 20 FRANCS · 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Shoebill Stork 50,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO 2021 1000 FRANCS
Silver Ounce 2021 Woolly Mammoth 12,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 20 FRANCS ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Archaeopteryx 12,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 20 FRANCS ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Quetzalcoatlus 12,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 20 FRANCS ·
Silver Ounce 2022 The Bear 40,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 20 FRANCS · 2022
Silver Ounce 2022 Gigantopithecus 12,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 20 FRANCS ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Liopleurodon 12,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 20 FRANCS ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Parasaurolophus 12,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 20 FRANCS ·
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Silver Ounce 2022 Parasaurolophus: Details
CountryCongo, Democratic Republic of the
CurrencyCongolese Franc
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2022
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 IDQRAP-OBNC-MNKV-OYJD
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