Silver Ounce 2023 Prehistoric Life - Dunkleosteus, Coin from Congo, Democratic Republic of the - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2023 Prehistoric Life - Dunkleosteus, Coin from Congo, Democratic Republic of the
CoinSilver Ounce 2023 Prehistoric Life - Dunkleosteus

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 eleventh issue in the Prehistoric Life series of premium bullion and collector coins, and features the Dunkleosteus.

Dunkleosteus is one of the largest representatives of the extinct Placodermi known to date and was native to the shallow seas of the North American, African and European continents about 380 to 360 million years ago. The fish, whose skull and neck area was armoured with bones, is thought to have reached a body length of up to six meters, making it one of the apex predators in its habitat.

MintGeiger Edelmetalle Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage12,000
Obverse
Congo, Democratic Republic of the / Silver Ounce 2023 Prehistoric Life - Dunkleosteus - 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 2023 Prehistoric Life - Dunkleosteus - reverse photo

The reverse design features a Dunkleosteus swimming in the ocean, with bubbles of air in the background.

Above, the inscriptionsDUNKLEOSTEUS and 380 - 360 MIO YEARS BC (i.e. the species lived from about 380 to 360 million years ago), and the year of issue 2023.

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: DEVONIAN 416 - 360 MIO. YEARS BC on the left, CARBONIFEROUS 360 - 298 MIO. YEARS BC below, and PERMIAN 298 - 250 MIO. YEARS BC on the right.

Reverse Inscription PREHISTORIC LIFE DUNKLEOSTEUS 380 - 360 MIO YEARS BC 2023
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
- 0.5 g Gold, Titanoboa, 2023
- 1 oz Silver, Titanoboa, 2023
- 0.5 g Gold, Dunkleosteus, 2023
- 1 oz Silver, Dunkleosteus, 2023
- 0.5 g Gold, Stegosaurus, 2023
- 1 oz Silver, Stegosaurus, 2023
- 0.5 g Gold, Triceratops, 2024
- 1 oz Silver, Triceratops, 2024

Silver Ounce 2023 Prehistoric Life - Dunkleosteus: Known varieties
Variety Coloured Reverse
Images Congo, Democratic Republic of the / Silver Ounce 2023 Prehistoric Life - Dunkleosteus / Coloured Reverse - obverse photo Congo, Democratic Republic of the / Silver Ounce 2023 Prehistoric Life - Dunkleosteus / 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 2019 Predators - Hiliaeetus Leucocephalus 20,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 20 FRANCS ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Predators - Panthera Pardus 20,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 20 FRANCS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 World's Wildlife - The Whale 40,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 20 FRANCS · 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Predators - Scorpiones 20,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 20 FRANCS ·
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Silver Ounce 2020 Predators - Panthera Leo 20,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 20 FRANCS ·
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Silver Ounce 2020 Prehistoric Life - Plesiosaurus 12,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 20 FRANCS ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Prehistoric Life - Mamenchisaurus 12,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 20 FRANCS ·
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Silver Ounce 2021 Extinct Predators - Titanoboa 8,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 20 FRANCS ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Extinct Predators - Thylacinus Cynocephalus 8,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 20 FRANCS ·
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Silver Ounce 2022 Prehistoric Life - Gigantopithecus 12,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 20 FRANCS ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Prehistoric Life - Liopleurodon 12,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 20 FRANCS ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Prehistoric Life - Parasaurolophus 12,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 20 FRANCS ·
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Silver Ounce 2023 Prehistoric Life - Dunkleosteus 12,000 Coat of Arms of Congo DR REPUBLIQUE DEMOCATIQUE DU CONGO · 20 FRANCS ·
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Silver Ounce 2023 Prehistoric Life - Dunkleosteus: Details
CountryCongo, Democratic Republic of the
CurrencyCongolese Franc
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2023
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)
Size38.6000 mm
Mass31.1000 g
OCC IDGAVP-OXAC-BNLX-EMDY
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