The gorilla is one of the most mystifying animal species in the world. The largest primate living today, the gorilla has two distinct subspecies that have two subspecies within each of those subsets. Well known amongst the species is the silverback, the elder alpha male of the family troop who protects the family unit. Today, you have the chance to get 2020 Congo Silverback Gorilla 1 oz Silver Coins online at Provident Metals.
Gorillas were first discovered by outsiders to the African continent by Hanno the Navigator around 500 BC. A Carthaginian explorer, Hanno landed on the western coast of Africa near what is now Sierra Leone. He recorded encountering savage people, most of whom were women. Interpreters working with his expedition named this group Gorillae, but it is unknown if the animals we now know as gorillas are what Hanno encountered another ape species or even indigenous people with hairy bodies.
On the obverse side of 2020 Congo Silverback Gorilla 1 oz Silver Coins is an image of the alpha male of the family troop. The silverback is responsible for defending the troop and its space when invaders threaten the group. The silverback employs a number of means to defend the troop, such as roaring, thumping its chest, and charging at invaders. In this design, you can see it unleashing a deafening roar to ward off intruders.
The reverse face of the 2020 Congo Silverback Gorilla 1 oz Silver Coins includes a depiction of the coat of arms for the Republic of Congo. The seal includes a lion in a rampant pose with a torch in one paw and a single wavy line across the horizontal center of the shield. African lions support the shield from either side.
The Western gorilla is split between populations of Western lowland gorillas and Cross River gorillas, the former of which inhabits much of the tropical and subtropical forests in Central and West Africa, including the Republic of Congo. Eastern gorillas are split in population by Eastern lowland gorillas and mountain gorillas. The vast majority of mountain gorillas live in the cloud forests along the Albertine Rift in central Africa and can be found up to 14,100 feet in elevation.
These 2020 Congo Silverback Gorilla 1 oz Silver Coins are available in individual protective plastic capsules or sealed skinboards of 5 coins each. The coins in this series are available with proof-like visuals, such as frosted designs and mirrored fields.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Product Series||Silverback Gorilla|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Capsule Size||38 mm|
|Packaging Dimensions||3.3 x 2.6 x 0.6|
|Metal Content||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|