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.
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.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Condition||Brilliant Uncirculated Proof|
|Country||Republic of Congo|
|Product Series||Congo Silverback Gorilla|
|Certificate of Authenticity||Yes|
|Metal Content||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $99 Ship Free|