Silver Three Ounces 2020 Nautical Ounce - Mayflower, Coin from Rwanda - detailed information

Silver Three Ounces 2020 Nautical Ounce - Mayflower, Coin from Rwanda
CoinSilver Three Ounces 2020 Nautical Ounce - Mayflower

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 large three troy ounces (3 oz) of silver format, denominated usually as 1,000 Francs. These coins are Non-Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) and not bullion, because they are issued at prices significantly above the intrinsic value of the precious metal they are made of.

This coin is part of the Rwandan Nautical Ounce series which features a new reverse design every year, and commemorates the 400th anniversary of the English ship Mayflower. This is the first three-ounce silver coin in the series.

The Mayflower was a British merchant ship that brought the first settlers, so-called "Pilgrim Fathers", from England to the New World (America) in 1620. The ship's castle-like structure protected crew and cargo from the pitfalls of the sea. The Mayflower is considered a cultural icon in the history of the United States and celebrates its 400th anniversary in 2020.

MintB. H. Mayer Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage500
Obverse
Rwanda / Silver Three Ounces 2020 Nautical Ounce - Mayflower - 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 1000 IGIHUMBI (1,000 FRW - one thousand Rwandan Francs).

Obverse Inscription BANKI NKURU Y'U RWANDA AMAFARANGA 1000 IGIHUMBI
Reverse
Rwanda / Silver Three Ounces 2020 Nautical Ounce - Mayflower - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts the Mayflower at full sail.

Above left, a compass rose (sometimes called a "wind rose") showing the main directions, with "rhumb lines" radiating from it into the background of the design. In an oval above the ship, encircled by a rope, navigational instruments of the time: spyglass, compass and sextant.

On the waves below, the name of the ship: Mayflower.

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

Around above right, the date of issue 2020. Around below right, facing outward, the precious metal content: 3 oz FINE SILVER 999 (three troy ounces of 99.9% silver).

Reverse Inscription NAUTICAL OUNCE 2020 3 oz FINE SILVER 999 Mayflower
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: antique, Ultra High Relief (6 mm).
Packaging: in plastic capsule, with a Certificate of Authenticity branded with BNR (National Bank of Rwanda).

See also

Coins in the Nautical Ounce series include:
- 1 oz Gold, Nautical Ounce - Santa Maria, 2017
- 1 oz Silver, Nautical Ounce - Santa Maria, 2017
- 1 oz Gold, Nautical Ounce - HMS Endeavour, 2018
- 1 oz Silver, Nautical Ounce - HMS Endeavour, 2018
- 1 oz Gold, Nautical Ounce - Victoria, 2019
- 1 oz Silver, Nautical Ounce - Victoria, 2019
- 1 oz Gold, Nautical Ounce - Mayflower, 2020
- 3 oz Silver Antique High Relief, Nautical Ounce - Mayflower, 2020
- 1 oz Silver (with Antique version), Nautical Ounce - Mayflower, 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Nautical Ounce - Sedov, 2021
- 3 oz Silver Antique High Relief, Nautical Ounce - Sedov, 2021
- 1 oz Silver (with Antique version), Nautical Ounce - Sedov, 2021

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Silver Three Ounces 2020 Nautical Ounce - Mayflower: Details
CountryRwanda
CurrencyRwandan Franc
Coin TypeSilver Three Ounces (3 oz)
Issued2020
SymbolCoat of Arms of Rwanda
Face Value1000 (x Franc)
Total Mintage500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size60.000 mm
Mass93.300 g
OCC IDLBRP-ERRC-ZRJY-EMNY
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