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2016 Congo Silverback Gorilla 1 oz Silver Coin Proof-like

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The Congo Silverback Gorilla coin series is one of many sovereign coin programs produced and distributed by the Scottsdale Mint, a private mint in the US state of Arizona. The Silverback Gorilla series debuted in 2015 and shines a light on the threatened status of the gorilla, the largest living ape. Today, you have the opportunity to get 2016 Congo Silverback Gorilla 1 oz Silver Coins online at Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with a protective plastic capsule or a sealed sheet of 5 coins!
  • 2nd annual release of the Congo Silverback Gorilla1 oz silver coins!
  • Limited mintage of just 75,000 silver coins!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
  • The face value of 5,000 Francs is backed by the Republic of Congo.
  • On the obverse is the glare of a male gorilla.
  • The reverse includes the coat of arms for the Republic of Congo.
  • Proof-like visuals.

Gorillas inhabit the inland forests of central, sub-Saharan Africa in nations such as the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda. The gorilla is the largest living member of the ape family and when its DNA is compared to that of humans, its DNA is 95% to 99% similar. Gorillas consist of two species, western and eastern gorillas, and feature four subspecies. All species of gorilla are considered critically endangered.


On the obverse of 2016 Congo Silverback Gorilla 1 oz Silver Coins is a depiction of a male silverback staring right at the viewer. Though it appears docile and calm, the gorillas steely gaze denotes it is looking at you with caution and is ready to act if it needs to defend its family troop. Inscriptions include Congo Silverback Gorilla and 2016 1 oz .999 Fine Silver.


The reverse face of the 2016 Congo Silverback Gorilla 1 oz Silver Coins bears the coat of arms for the Republic of Congo. The elegant coat of arms features a lion in rampant pose on a crowned shield that is supported on either side by massive African bush elephants. Inscriptions on this face feature Republique Du Congo and 5000 Francs CFA.


The Congo Silverback Gorilla silver coins are issued annually by the Scottsdale Mint with 1 oz silver coins in various options. The collection initially started with this 1 oz proof-like coin and has grown to feature proof versions of the coin and even colorized proof options.


2016 Congo Silverback Gorilla 1 oz Silver Coins are available individually inside of protective plastic capsules or in multiples of 5 sealed inside of plastic sheets. These coins have proof-like visuals denoting the presence of frosted design elements with mirrored fields.

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Product Details

Year 2016
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .999
Producer Scottsdale Mint
Thickness 3.2 mm
Diameter 38.6 mm
Inner Pack 5
Condition Proof-like
Denomination 5,000 Francs
Country Congo
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Congo Silverback Gorilla
Certificate of Authenticity No
Mintage 75,000
Packaging Plastic Capsule
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2572974