Gold Ounce 2021 Silverback Gorilla, Coin from Congo, Republic of the - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2021 Silverback Gorilla, Coin from Congo, Republic of the
CoinGold Ounce 2021 Silverback Gorilla

The Republic of the Congo uses the Central African CFA Franc, which is a common currency of several states in Central Africa.

Apart from the regular circulating coinage - which does not bear an inscription identifying a specific issuing country - the republic has also authorised some foreign mints to issue commemorative and bullion coins under its jurisdiction. These are typically in standard bullion sizes, such as one ounce of gold (abbreviated as 1 oz Au, where "Au" comes from the Latin word for gold, Aurum), and carry the legend and state symbols of the Republic of the Congo. The coins are legal tender in all member states of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC: abbreviated from the French "Communauté Économique et Monétaire de l'Afrique Centrale").

This coin is part of the Scottsdale Mint's Silverback Gorilla series of bullion coins.

Gorillas are the largest living primates, reaching heights between 1.25-1.8 metres, weights between 100-270 kg, and arm spans up to 2.6 metres, depending on species and sex. They tend to live in troops, with the leader being an adult male, called a silverback - due to the characteristic silver hair on their backs reaching to the hips. The Eastern gorilla is distinguished from the Western by darker fur colour and some other minor morphological differences. Gorillas tend to live 35-40 years in the wild.

The Mint says about the coin:
The Real King of the Jungle - The Silverback Gorilla - earns its reputation by fiercely protecting his band with an array of intimidating tactics like roaring, chest-thumping, and charging. It’s only fitting that Scottsdale Mint’s seventh annual release from this popular program features a ferocious Gorilla in stunning detail and geometric design. The obverse coin features the majestic Congolese Coat of Arms.

MintScottsdale Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage100
Obverse
Congo, Republic of the / Gold Ounce 2021 Silverback Gorilla - obverse photo

Within a beaded border, the reverse of the coin displays the Coat of Arms of the Republic of the Congo, featuring a shield with a rampant lion holding a torch. The shield is crowned, and has two large African elephants for supporters. At the base of the crown, the inscription REPUBLIQUE DU CONGO (Republic of Congo). A banner with the national motto UNITÉ TRAVAIL PROGRÈS ("Unity, Work, Progress") is draped from a bar supporting the elephants.

Around above, the name of the country in French (its official language): REPUBLIQUE DU CONGO.

Around below, the face value 3000 FRANCS CFA (three thousand Central African CFA Francs).

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIQUE DU CONGO 3000 FRANCS CFA
Reverse
Congo, Republic of the / Gold Ounce 2021 Silverback Gorilla - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features a representation of an adult male gorilla. At its feet, the date of issue 2021.

Around above, the precious metal content: 1 OZ 9999 GOLD (one troy ounce of 99.99% gold).

Around below, the inscription CONGO SILVERBACK GORILLA.

Reverse Inscription 1 OZ 9999 GOLD 2021 CONGO SILVERBACK GORILLA
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in capsule, with illustrated box.

See also

The design is also available in one ounce of silver.

All (1) coins of type: Gold Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
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Gold Ounce 2021 Silverback Gorilla: Details
CountryCongo, Republic of the
CurrencyCentral African CFA Franc, Republic of the Congo
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2021
SymbolCoat of Arms of the Republic of the Congo
Face Value3000 (x Franc)
Total Mintage100
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDWMRA-EQPC-AAPJ-OYPL
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