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2016 Proof Colorized Congo Silverback Gorilla 1 oz Silver Coin with Box & CoA

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The Congo Silverback Gorilla silver coins from the Scottsdale Mint are some of the newest products in the world bullion market. Like many other annual release coins, these beautiful specimens feature the same theme each year with a slight twist on the design. Now there’s a whole new twist with the addition of colorization to the design for proof minting. Today, you can purchase the 2016 Congo Colorized Silverback Gorilla 1 oz Silver Coin online from Provident Metals.


  • Arrives in a protective display box with a Certificate of Authenticity!
  • 2ndyear of release for Congo Silverback Gorilla coins!
  • Limited mintage of only 2,500 coins!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
  • Face value of 5,000 Francs is fully backed by the Republic of Congo.
  • Obverse features the colorized, imposing image of the gorilla.
  • Reverse includes the coat of arms.
  • Privately minted in the United States.

Silverback Gorilla is a term used to describe a particular member of a gorilla family, not a specific species or subspecies. The recognized taxonomy of the gorilla includes the western gorilla and eastern gorilla species, with western lowland and Cross River gorillas in the former category and mountain gorillas and eastern lowland gorillas in the other.

The gorilla lives in a family group, and the term Silverback Gorilla is used to describe the leading male in the group who often determine where the family eats and sleeps. The Democratic Republic of Congo is home to eastern lowland gorillas from the eastern gorilla species.

Each of these 2016 Congo Colorized Silverback Gorilla 1 oz Silver Coins features real-life colorization on the male silverback’s face. It is a subtle addition to this coin, but one that adds value to the proof striking.


The obverse of the Proof Colorized Congo Silver Silverback Gorilla coin features the 2016 exclusive design for the coin series, a close-up view of a male silverback’s face with the addition of black coloring to his fur.


On the reverse is the coat of arms for the Republic of Congo. Engravings on this face include the face value and nation of issue, with the latter engraved in the native French tongue of the nation.

The Scottsdale Mint is a private minting facility located in the Phoenix, Arizona suburb of Scottsdale. This is the mint’s first sovereign coin program. A significant portion of silver bullion used by Scottsdale in its production process is recovered from other industries, such as manufacturing.


Please feel free to reach out to Provident Metals with any questions by calling us at 800-313-3315, chatting with us live online, or sending us an email.

How Does Free Shipping Work?

When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.

When will my order ship?

Most Provident orders are shipped within one (1) business day of your payment clearing. Payments made via PayPal clear instantly. Bitcoin payments clear instantly once the transaction is confirmed. Credit Card and bank wire payments process within 1 business day. ACH and paper check payments take 3-5 business days. Once payments are processed, products are released to fulfillment for packaging and shipping.

Can I choose the method of shipping?

All orders of $199 or more that are eligible for free shipping are, by default, shipped via a carrier of our choice (USPS or UPS). Depending on the contents and size of your purchase, you may be able to upgrade to a specific carrier during checkout.

Will I need to sign for my package?

For those orders of $999.99 or less, there is no need to sign for your package. However, you may select the option to require a signature at delivery if you want. This can be chosen and paid for at checkout. All orders of $1000 or more require a signature to complete delivery.

What about International Orders?

Provident is only able to ship to addresses in any of the 50 US states. This includes P.O. boxes and APO addresses.

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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
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated Proof
Denomination 5,000 Francs
Country Republic of Congo
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Congo Silverback Gorilla
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Mintage 2,500
Packaging Presentation Packaging
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2573276