2018 Republic of Congo 1 oz Silver Silverback Gorilla (Prooflike)

2018 Republic of Congo 1 oz Silver Silverback Gorilla (Prooflike)

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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.

Coin Highlights:
  • 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.

Display your Silver coin in style by adding a beautiful presentation box to your order.

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.


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Posted By:VBGuru


Date:Oct 20, 2020

2018 Republic of Congo 1 oz Silver Silverback Gorilla

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I love all the African coins for quality and design. The Silverback Gorilla is an outstanding example of that quality and new design every year and a reasonable cost.

  • Pros
  • Attractive Design
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:Cristian


Date:Aug 16, 2018

A flaw in the die, seems like a scratch

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All 20 coins that I bought came with the same "scratch" in the obverse. I would guess they used the same die in 2017 but the "scratch" is thinner, almost invisible, onthose coins. 2016 and 2015 Gorillas are both amazing and beautiful.

  • Pros
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Cons
  • Poor Condition
  • Bottom Line
  • No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Posted By:Casual Collector

From:PA, USA

Date:Aug 13, 2018

a bit of a letdown

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I thought this looked like a pretty interesting and detailed design when I saw the announcement of its release - not just a simple figure on one side and a face in profile on the other. Upon receiving the coins and looking at them in person, however, I was disappointed to find that the non-gorilla side looks more scratched than the picture led me to believe. Not sure if this is by design or if there was a flaw in the die or something, but I find it sort of unattractive. Also, the gorilla side itself seems a bit cloudy to me, as if they tried to make the detail too fine and couldn't quite pull it off. For my own sake, I hope they become super popular and in demand thanks to the lower mintage, and perhaps they'll grow on me if I continue to add to my collection and experience a wider variety of coins; but so far not quite up to my expectations.

  • Pros
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Cons
  • Unattractive Design
  • Poor Condition
  • Bottom Line
  • No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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