Platinum Ounce 2022 African Ounce - Pelican, Coin from Rwanda - detailed information

Platinum Ounce 2022 African Ounce - Pelican, Coin from Rwanda
CoinPlatinum Ounce 2022 African Ounce - Pelican

The Rwandan Franc was introduced as the currency of Rwanda in 1964. Apart from its regular circulating coinage, the country has also authorised some foreign mints to issue coins under its jurisdiction, which come in a variety of sizes - including in the platinum ounce (1 oz platinum) format, denominated usually as 100 Francs. Like any bullion coin though, their actual value is unrelated to the face value, and is based primarily on the metal content and the spot price of that metal on the commodities markets.

This coin is part of the African Ounce series which features a new animal on the reverse every year; this year's design is dedicated to the Pelican. It is also the first platinum coin in the series.

Pelicans (genus Pelecanus) are a genus of large water birds that make up the family Pelecanidae. They are characterised by a long beak and a large throat pouch used for catching prey and draining water from the scooped-up contents before swallowing. They have predominantly pale plumage, except for the brown and Peruvian pelicans. The bills, pouches, and bare facial skin of all pelicans become brightly coloured before the breeding season. The eight living pelican species have a patchy global distribution, ranging from the tropics to the temperate zone.

Pelicans frequent inland and coastal waters, where they feed principally on fish, catching them at or near the water surface. They are gregarious birds, travelling in flocks, hunting cooperatively, and breeding colonially. They also have a long history of cultural significance in mythology, and in Christian and heraldic iconography.

MintB. H. Mayer Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage100
Obverse
Rwanda / Platinum Ounce 2022 African Ounce - Pelican - obverse photo

Within a plain rim, the obverse of the coin features the Coat of Arms of Rwanda. At its centre is a traditional basket, surrounded by the central tribal devices: a stem of sorghum on the left, and a branch of a coffee tree on the right, surmounted on a cog wheel with the sun with its rays above. These are protected by two typical Rwandan shields, one on the right and one on the left. The design is encircled by a rope, tied below in a square knot.

On a ribbon above, REPUBULIKA Y'U RWANDA (Republic of Rwanda); on a ribbon below, the motto UBUMWE · UMURIMO · GUKUNDA IGIHUGU (Unity, Work, Patriotism in Kinyarwanda - the official Rwandan language).

Around above, the name of the issuing authority: BANKI NKURU Y'U RWANDA (National Bank of Rwanda; in French: Banque Nationale du Rwanda; abbreviated as BNR).

Around below, the face value AMAFARANGA 100 IJANA (100 FRW - one hundred Rwandan Francs).

Obverse Inscription BANKI NKURU Y'U RWANDA AMAFARANGA 100 IJANA
Reverse
Rwanda / Platinum Ounce 2022 African Ounce - Pelican - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts a large relief map of Africa, partly interrupting the rim.

Below left, a mother pelican and her baby.

Around left, the name of the coin series: AFRICAN OUNCE.

Around above right, the date of issue 2022. Around below right, facing outward, the precious metal content: 1 oz FINE PLATINUM 999 (one troy ounce of 99.9% platinum).

Reverse Inscription AFRICAN OUNCE 2022 1 oz FINE PLATINUM 999
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Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: in plastic capsule and leatherette pouch, with a Certificate of Authenticity branded with BNR (National Bank of Rwanda).

See also

Coins in the African Ounce series include:
- 1 oz Silver, African Ounce - Gorilla, 2008
- 1 oz Silver, African Ounce - Elephant, 2009
- 1 oz Silver, African Ounce - Lion, 2010
- 1 oz Silver, African Ounce - Zebra, 2011
- 1 oz Silver, African Ounce - Rhino, 2012
- 1 oz Silver, African Ounce - Cheetah, 2013
- 1 oz Silver, African Ounce - Impala, 2014
- 1 oz Silver, African Ounce - Cape Buffalo, 2015
- 1 oz Silver, African Ounce - Meerkat, 2016
- 1 oz Silver, African Ounce - Hippopotamus, 2017
- 1 oz Gold, African Ounce - Giraffe, 2018
- 1 oz Silver, African Ounce - Giraffe, 2018
- 1 oz Gold, African Ounce - Shoebill Stork, 2019
- 1 oz Silver, African Ounce - Shoebill Stork, 2019
- 1 oz Gold, African Ounce - Bushbaby (Galago), 2020
- 1 oz Silver, African Ounce - Bushbaby (Galago), 2020
- 1 oz Gold, African Ounce - Okapi, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, African Ounce - Okapi, 2021
- 1 oz Platinum, African Ounce - Pelican, 2022
- 1 oz Gold, African Ounce - Pelican, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, African Ounce - Pelican, 2022
- 1 oz Gold, African Ounce - Nile Crocodile, 2023
- 1 oz Silver, African Ounce - Nile Crocodile, 2023

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Platinum Ounce 2022 African Ounce - Pelican: Details
CountryRwanda
CurrencyRwandan Franc
Coin TypePlatinum Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2022
SymbolCoat of Arms of Rwanda
Face Value100 (x Franc)
Total Mintage100
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Platinum
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.000 mm
Thickness2.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDNXYD-ONZC-XMRG-OVRB
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