Silver Ounce 2019 African Leopard, Coin from Ghana - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2019 African Leopard, Coin from Ghana
CoinSilver Ounce 2019 African Leopard

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 coin is part of a series by the Scottsdale Mint featuring the African Leopard.

MintScottsdale Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage25,000
Obverse
Ghana / Silver Ounce 2019 African Leopard - 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 2019 and the face value FIVE CEDIS. Around below, separated by those with two five-pointed stars, the legend of the country: * REPUBLIC OF GHANA *.

The background of the obverse is patterned with leopard spots.

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 2019 FIVE CEDIS * REPUBLIC OF GHANA *
Reverse
Ghana / Silver Ounce 2019 African Leopard - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts a leopard facing right; the truncation of his neck has the shape of the map of Africa.

Around above, the inscription AFRICAN LEOPARD.

Around below, the precious metal content: 1 OUNCE 999 FINE SILVER.

Reverse Inscription AFRICAN LEOPARD 1 OUNCE 999 FINE SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof-like.

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Silver Ounce 2019 African Leopard: Details
CountryGhana
CurrencyCedi
PeriodGhana Cedi (2007 - present)
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2019
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Cedi)
Total Mintage25,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size39.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDYRVP-OVRC-RQWD-ODQG
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