Provident Metals is delighted to make available the seventh coin in the Prehistoric Life Series from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Commemorating the largest ape species ever known, the 2022 Congo Gigantopithecus 1 oz Silver Coin is available to you in brilliant uncirculated condition, and is sure to be a prized collectible for enthusiasts of prehistoric wildlife, investors, and collectors alike.
The 2022 Congo Gigantopithecus Silver Coin is the seventh entry in a series that celebrates prehistoric wildlife species with exquisitely detailed medallic artwork. Its brilliant uncirculated finish showcases this artwork in original mint luster, and ships to you in a protective plastic capsule. Provident Metals fully insures your shipment against any possible loss or damage en route.
The DRC’s official coat of arms dominates the coin’s obverse side along with the three-word motto “Justice,” “Paix,” “Travail.” It’s accompanied by the inscriptions “Republique Democratique du Congo,” “20 Francs,” and “1 oz Ag .999.”
The gorilla-like skeleton of Gigantopithecus influences the artist’s rendition of the giant ape on the coin’s reverse side, shown in a forest setting with a lake in the background, accompanied by the inscription of its name, the issuing year “2022,” and a timespan in which it lived. The coin’s rim features an inscribed timeline of prehistoric epochs along with the inscription “Prehistoric Life.”
The study of prehistoric wildlife species, or rather of the remains they left behind, has done a great deal to shape human knowledge of everything from the ancient animals themselves to the environments in which they lived, and by extension how climate and life interact in the present day. Gigantopithecus, thought to be the largest ape species that ever existed, is a perfect example: a giant ape that dominated tropical forest environments for millions of years before a shift in climate diminished the habitats they depended on and doomed them to extinction. The Prehistoric Life Series kicked off its commemoration of prehistoric animals and the knowledge they offer us in 2020, and has been popular ever since.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Country||Republic of Congo|
|Product Series||Prehistoric Life|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Metal Content||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|
|Packaging Dimensions||1.8 x 1.8 x 0.3|