2018 Republic of Congo 1 oz Silver Silverback Gorilla (Prooflike)
This is the fourth release for the series of Republic of Congo Silverback Gorilla Silver coins minted by Scottsdale Mint. These coins have a very limited mintage, which further adds to their collectibility and strong bullion appeal.
Despite their formidable size and strength, mountain gorillas are quite gentle and even shy. They are very social animals, but within their own tight-knit, nomadic troops. Sadly, because of massive loss of habitat, these majestic primates are in great danger of going extinct.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Each coin comes in protective plastic capsule.
- Limited mintage of 75,000 coins.
- Obverse: Depicts a gentle and calm Silverback gorilla, along with the weight and purity below.
- Reverse: Features the Republic of Congo crest along with denomination of 5,000 Francs CFA.
These 1 oz Republic of Congo Silverback coins are a great way to diversify your investment portfolio and protect against inflation or economic downturn. Add this beautiful limited mintage coin to your holdings today!
A Silverback gorilla is the mature, experienced male leader of a group of mountain gorillas in the wild. Named for the Silver saddles across his back, the Silverback is responsible for the safety of his group. A group of gorillas, also called a “troop,” can contain from 5 to 30 gorillas. The Silverback decides where the troop travels, where it forages for food, where it will rest and where it will sleep at night.
The fact that there are roughly 700 Silverbacks left in existence today reflects what humans have done to the population. When we continually cut down trees where gorillas live, we are slowly destroying their habitat, which is one of the reasons why they have become an endangered animal. Poachers who capture and kill these animals to make a profit are also contributing to their decline. If you are interested in learning more about how you can contribute to the conservation of this species.