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2017 Proof Colorized Congo Silverback Gorilla 1 oz Silver Coin with Box & CoA

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Bringing awareness to the plight of the gorilla, the 2017 Proof Congo Colorized Silverback Gorilla 1 oz Silver Coin is a well-designed coin that contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver. The Congo Silverback Gorilla program of coins is a series from the Scottsdale Mint, in Arizona. The Republic of Congos Silverback Gorilla program is one of the most popular series brought to life by the private mint. The image of the silverback gorilla is shown in full color, with every decibel of his mighty roar almost audible each time that you look at the coin. The coin is delivered in a sealed protective capsule that will preserve its excellent condition.


  • Delivered in individually sealed protective capsule, with themed shipper. Includes Certificate of Authenticity!
  • 3rd year of issue for Silverback Gorilla series!
  • 2,500 limited mintage!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
  • Face value of 5,000 Francs (CFA), backed by the Republic of Congo.
  • Obverse features a colorized image of Silverback Gorilla.
  • Reverse features coat of arms for the Republic of Congo.

The 2017 Proof Congo Colorized Silverback Gorilla 1 oz Silver Coin brings the beauty and awe of the silverback gorilla to life, on a series of silver coins. Each year a new coin is released by the Scottsdale Mint, for the Republic of Congo, featuring a new image of the silverback gorilla.

Gorillas can be categorized as western and eastern gorillas, with several subspecies within those categories. Both the western and the eastern gorillas are considered to be critically endangered, largely due to interference by man.

Each of the 2017 Proof Congo Colorized Silverback Gorilla 1 oz Silver Coins are offered in pristine condition. Proof coins have deeply mirrored layers and backgrounds, with frosted and matte finishes to provide an interesting aesthetic to the design of the piece.


The obverse design of the 2017 Proof Congo Colorized Silverback Gorilla 1 oz Silver Coin features the image of a roaring silverback in full color. Behind the gorilla, in silver, is the image of the vegetation that these beautiful animals eat. Also included on this coin include engravings that detail the weight, purity and metal content of the coin.


The reverse design of the 2017 Proof Congo Colorized Silverback Gorilla 1 oz Silver Coin features the Republic of Congos coat of arms. The coat of arms is made up of a heraldic shield depicting a heraldic lion on the surface. The heraldic shield is supported by elephant heads on either side. Also featured on the reverse side of the coin are the face value, nation of issue and the national motto of Unite, Travail, Progres.

The 2017 Proof Congo Colorized Silverback Gorilla 1 oz Silver Coin was imagined and brought to life by the Scottsdale Mint. Calling Arizona home, the Scottsdale Mint uses environmentally responsible production methods. Their catalog features an ever-growing number of coin programs from nations around the world, including the Caribbean and African nations.


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Product Details

Year 2017
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .999
Producer Scottsdale Mint
Thickness 3.2 mm
Diameter 38.6 mm
Condition Proof
Denomination 5,000 CFA
Country Congo
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Silverback Gorilla
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Mintage 2,500
Capsule Size 39 mm
Packaging Plastic Capsule
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2573884