2017 Republic of Congo Silver 1 oz Silverback Gorilla (Colorized)PRODUCT ID: 10727
This is the colorized version of the third coin released by the Scottsdale Mint for the Republic of Congo Silverback Gorilla series. These coins have a limited mintage, which further adds to their collectibility and strong numismatic appeal.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Each coin comes in protective plastic capsule with mint issued box and certificate of authenticity.
- Limited mintage of 2,500 coins.
- Obverse: The coin features, in stunning detail, a fearsome Silverback Gorilla mouth agape in the foreground surrounded by jungle foliage in the background.
- Reverse: Features the Republic of Congo crest along with denomination of 5,000 Francs CFA.
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, please visit the WWF link here.
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