Silver Ounce 2020 African Leopard, Coin from Ghana - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2020 African Leopard, Coin from Ghana
CoinSilver Ounce 2020 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 Mintage10,000
Obverse
Ghana / Silver Ounce 2020 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 2020 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 2020 FIVE CEDIS * REPUBLIC OF GHANA *
Reverse
Ghana / Silver Ounce 2020 African Leopard - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts a leopard facing the viewer; in the background, mountains to the left and the sun to the right.

Around above, the inscription AFRICAN LEOPARD; inside the circle of the sun, 2020.

On two lines to the left, the precious metal content: 1 OUNCE 999 SILVER.

Reverse Inscription AFRICAN LEOPARD 1 OUNCE 999 SILVER 2020
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof-like.

See also

The design is also available in a gold ounce format.

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Silver Ounce 2020 African Leopard: Details
CountryGhana
CurrencyCedi
PeriodGhana Cedi (2007 - present)
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2020
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Cedi)
Total Mintage10,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size39.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDRNAZ-EGWC-YRDY-EXJL
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