Silver Ounce 2017 Beyond the Grave, Coin from Ghana - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2017 Beyond the Grave, Coin from Ghana
CoinSilver Ounce 2017 Beyond the Grave

The Ghanaian Cedi has been the currency of Ghana since 1965, when it replaced the pre-decimal Ghanaian Pound.

Apart from the regular circulating coinage, the country 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 silver (abbreviated as 1 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum).

This coloured coin is part of the Frazetta Monster Collection featuring artwork by renowned artist Frank Frazetta, and is named Beyond the Grave.

MintScottsdale Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Ghana / Silver Ounce 2017 Beyond the Grave - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows at its centre the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

Normally, the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley are below the neck truncation when this portrait of the Queen is used on coinage, but they are not displayed here.

Around above the effigy is the Queen's legend: ELIZABETH II, followed by the date of issue 2017 and the face value 5 CEDIS. Around below, separated by those with two five-pointed stars, the legend of the country: * REPUBLIC OF GHANA *.

Around below in the inner circle, the precious metal content: 1 Troy oz .999 Fine Silver (one troy ounce of 99.9% silver).

It is unclear why the Queen's effigy and legend are shown, given that she was Queen of Ghana only until 1960, after which time the country became a republic.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II 2017 5 CEDIS * REPUBLIC OF GHANA *
Reverse
Ghana / Silver Ounce 2017 Beyond the Grave - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin is coloured and shows a monster risen from the grave, strangling its victim under the desolate branches of a tree.

Around below, the inscription Frazetta Monster Collection ©.

Reverse Inscription Frazetta Monster Collection ©
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
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Silver Ounce 2017 Beyond the Grave: Details
CountryGhana
CurrencyCedi
PeriodGhana Cedi (2007 - present)
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2017
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Cedi)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size39.000 mm
Mass3.110 g
OCC IDWMRA-EQPC-QWJG-OYPL
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