Minted by BH Mayer’s mint Kunstprageanstalt Gmbh Munich, Germany, the Rwanda Wildlife Series began in 2008 with the Silver Elephant coin. In 2018, the Rwanda Wildlife Series began minting their popular series in Gold. With a denomination of 100 Francs, the German-manufactured Rwanda 1 oz .999 fine Gold Wildlife Series has begun to attract attention from coin collectors all over the world.
Celebrating the beauty of the animal kingdom, the Gold Wildlife Series portrays the amazing animals found on the African plains: the gorilla, elephant, lion, zebra, rhino, cheetah, impala, buffalo and meerkat. Retaining the same design since the Gold coin's release, the reverse depicts the official seal of Rwanda featuring tribal devices surmounted on a cogwheel and encircled by a square knot. However, unlike the reverse, the obverse of the coin changes annually but always features an illustration of a celebrated African animal, some of which are endangered, next to a beautiful depiction of Africa.