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2022 Congo Gigantopithecux 1 oz Silver Coin BU

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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.


  • Comes in a protective plastic capsule!
  • Issued in 2022, the seventh piece in the Prehistoric Life Series!
  • Limited mintage of 2,000 coins worldwide!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 Pure Silver.
  • Face value of 20 Francs backed as legal tender by the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Obverse side features Congo’s coat of arms.
  • Reverse side features an artist’s rendition of Gigantopithecus in its natural habitat.

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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Product Details

Year 2022
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .9999
Diameter 38.61 mm
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Denomination 20 FRS
Country Republic of Congo
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Prehistoric Life
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Flip
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Packaging Dimensions 1.8 x 1.8 x 0.3
Provident ID 3928804