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2016 Congo African Lion 1 oz Silver Coin NGC MS69

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Africa is home to a number of different animal-themed coin series. One of the least known is the Congo African Lion Series. This series is a continuation of the Burundi African Lion design that was released in 2015. In 2016, however, the coin has a new design and a new nation of issue. Today, Provident Metals is offering the 2016 Congo African Lion 1 oz Silver Coin in near-perfect MS69 condition.


  • Ships in a protective plastic slab!
  • 2nd release in the African Lion Series!
  • Each coin contains 1 Troy oz of .999 fine silver.
  • Bear a face value of 5,000 Francs as legal tender in the nation of Congo.
  • Given a great of Mint State 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
  • Obverse showcases the new lion design.
  • Reverse features the Congos coat of arms.
  • Minted by Sunshine Mint out of the United States.

Each of the coins in this listing has received a near-perfect MS69 grade from the NGC. Coins with this grade will exhibit their full mint luster. Only two minor detracting flaws are allowed on a coin with this grade. These flaws cant be in the primary focal areas of the coin. Only 50,000 coins were struck in 2016.


On the obverse of the coin, you will see the image of a large male lion. Presumably the leader of the pack, this large lion walks next to a lioness. The two seem to be stalking prey. Also on this side of the coin, you will see the engraving African Lion.


The reverse side of the coin showcases the coat of arms for the Republic of Congo. Engravings on this side of the coin include Republique du Congo, as well as the year of issue, face value, weight, purity, and metal content.


The Sunshine Mint is a private minting facility founded in Idaho. Headquartered in Couer dAlene, the company also has manufacturing facilities in Nevada and Shanghai, China.


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Product Details

Year 2016
Condition MS69
Grading Service NGC
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .999
Producer Scottsdale Mint
Thickness 3.2 mm
Diameter 38.6 mm
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Denomination 5,000 Francs CFA
Country Congo
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Silver African Lions
Certificate of Authenticity No
Capsule Size 39 mm
Packaging NGC Plastic Slab
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2572661